Thursday, April 2, 2009

55 Flash Fiction Friday - 4/2/09

I have been labeled lately by my 55 Flash Fiction Friday readers as the Prince of Poignant and Pathos, so I thought I had better change it up this week.

At the mall in front of Starbucks
Sipping six dollar brew
A fragrance wafted by
It was Estee Lauder Youth Dew
It stirred both a pleasant rousing in his fruit of the looms
And the memory of 40-year-old heartache
As his mind recalled this very scent on her young skin
He couldn’t help but smile

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really good. What a great memory smell is for us! Like the smell of any elementary school or the school supply section in a store for me. Love ya. Carly

Lulda Casadaga said...

It is so amazing how a certain smell can send us back in time...hope it was good memories. Cool 55...;) Oh, Bingo I'm the
1st here...ha...ha beat G-Man!

MomsJournal said...

six dollar brew!!! ouch!

Great 55 ;-)

stan said...

you have some real poignant shots and writeups here!

Eaton Bennett said...

Interesting how certain things trigger off memories...but that particular perfume makes me sneeze like crazy. :)

Shadow said...

wow, stunning... didn't know men thought like that too....

Hootin' Anni said...

awwwwwwww, this is sweet.

My 55 is posted today...scroll down below the flower photos to find it. Come on over if you can find time. Happy weekend.

G-Man said...

Don't let any smart-ass remarks by me change your style of writing.
But on the other hand, I totally related to this..
Certain scents do indeed trigger certain reactions..hehehe
Excellent 55!!
Thanks for always playing so well, and have a Great Week-End...G

myrtle beached whale said...

G-Man - I don't want to get predictable or boring. Sometimes I can get maudlin.

Mona said...

Smell ca bring in such memories. I have a small scarf of my then new born son which still has a baby smell of him , although he is in college now! :)

Dr.John said...

There is still a bit of pathos there.
A poor old man pushed by a smell to remember happy times that can never come again.

Fandango said...

We found your story so tasty , I mean good, that we could almost taste, I mean see the old guy.

Mama Zen said...

Hey, that's still poignant! Love it!

ciara said...

hehe i like this one. i'm always amazed how a smell, a sound, a voice, etc., can trigger memories. great 55. :)

Mary said...

Amazing how scents bring back memories, isn't it?

Great 55!

myrtle beached whale said...

hey, he was smiling at the memory.

tsduff said...

That is beautiful - both visually and in verse.

Redheels said...

Nice post.....isn't it delightful how the mind can flash back, taking us to blissful memories from years past?

I don't ever find your posts to be boring or predictable. Sometimes, I do get tearful as I read them, but that's OK for me, because you write from your heart.

Pretty Me!! said...

so sweet !!