Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Maeva and Myrna raced to the 50 cent store for a pleasant afternoon romp, looking for trinkets to make themselves pretty. The Caribbean happy music playing over the speakers and the smiles of the friendly Jamaican at the register accompanied their romp through the shop. They rhythmed right past the usual fashion trash, hair pins and plastic jewels, and freestyled over to the kitchen selection. "But kitchens are for girls!" balked Maeva to Myrna who slyly raved "Ah, but kitchens are for grrrls!" Now the grrrl-minds grooved. They giggled at visions of night-long dances wrapped in aluminum foil and dish cloth headbands, and whistled out loud at the whim of tie-dyed aprons and unadorned backs. "Wouldn't we be delicious?" they seemed to wink at each other as devious ideas directed their fingers from item to item of conventional utensils that might be applied towards fun. They left in glee with pots on their heads. "I'm General Maeva of the grrrl army," Maeva saluted to Myrna, while Myrna licked her lips at the thought of how lethal a pot could be if needed. At home they modeled their new acquisitions and prepared to meet the boys. "Don't forget your spatula!" Myrna exclaimed, licking that half-smile again.

Story #292

6 comments:

ME Strauss said...

Oh Indie,
You are right. You found the muse at the 50 cent store. What fun that was and just the way two such girls might go about such things. I'm just not sure they'll find any boys who'll be able to keep up with them.

This one was worth waiting for.

smiles,
Liz

Indeterminacy said...

There's an ancient song "I found a million dollar baby at the five and ten cent store." They cost 50 cents now.

And glad you enjoyed it.

The Mushroom said...

Inflation... But the girls, they ain't cheap. (And upkeep is expensive.)

Indeterminacy said...

Wouldn't it be: Two stainless steel pots, 50 cents each. Two grrrls, Priceless.

The Mushroom said...

I knew you could find good stuff in the secondhand stores... And yes, two grrrls are priceless, if they still work when you find them.

Indeterminacy said...

I'm afraid I won't be able to make a story post today. A little later I'll post some links to a few cool sites I've bumped into in the last days.