"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Man In The Mirror (flash 55)

Some of the worst mistakes of my life were haircuts. - Jim Morrison

After seeing himself in the video, he ran his hands through his hair.
“My God! I look like General Custer.”
That night he came home smelling of cologne
with a haircut and a new pair of jeans,
a phone number in his wallet, and a new disease.
New stuff to offset the old him.


If it's the end of the week, it's time for flash. If you have a story in 55 words, post it on your blog and then go tell the G-Man.

25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

a new disease...rolf...that bit of freedom may come with a bite..nice 55.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Brian,
Rolf...indeed! It makes me think of that song by Huey Lewis, I Want a New Drug. Be careful what you wish for. Thanks!

moondustwriter said...

Ha!!! I love dialogue on blogs worth the price of admission.

Those flashy haircuts, new duds, and cologne will do it every time

what happens to women with a new haircut? (not going there)

Anthony Duce said...

The story, the poem, is great. I remember when haircuts did similar things to me.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Moonie,
Dialogue moves the story forward, so they say. A woman would be more careful. Thanks for commenting!

Tony,
A haircut can be a huge mistake, but I need one! I'm starting to look....disheveled, my mother says. Thanks!

Wine and Words said...

To offset the old him. How can you build a twist is such a short verse? Don't know...but you did. I think haircuts are grand. Instant facelift!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Annie,
Thank you so much! That does it. I'm getting a haircut.

Alice Audrey said...

Hasn't he ever heard of a condom? I wouldn't take him back.

g-man said...

Thats ME!!!!
(Except for the phone number, wallet, and disease)
I have a Samson Complex as well!
Loved your 55 Yvonne.
Thank you so much for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Yvonne Osborne said...

Alice,
Thanks! I probably wouldn't either, but maybe he wouldn't want to come back....

G-Man,
A Samsom complex? That should've been my title. Thanks for hosting and coming around!

Jingle said...

smart twists in the end, love it.

fabulous 55.

Mama Zen said...

This is awesome!

TALON said...

lol! Who was it that said, "Change is good?" Loved your 55!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

It was going fine until that new disease showed up.

(I just got a haircut myself... sans disease, of course)

Monkey Man said...

Excellent 55!! Great close.

Lulda Casadaga said...

I was getting all excited and then ewww...watch out! Great 55!! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jingle,
Thanks a bunch!

Mama,
Thank you so much.

Talon,
Sometimes change is just scary. Thanks!

Eric,
Thank you! All this talk about haircuts....

M&M,
Thank you kind sir. Tis much appreciated.

Lulda,
Thanks for commenting!

Jemi Fraser said...

Hilarious! I actually snorted out my tea!! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jemi,
That hurts. But thanks. I'm so glad you liked it!

rosaria said...

Something about Jim Morrison and we knew the entire context. Love it.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Rosaria,
Thanks. Yeah, something about Jim makes me tingle.

Nessa said...

Sometimes new is NOT better. Good 55.

Kavita said...

hahahah... funny 55!! But disease??? Oohh... that's scary!
Well well.. one really needs to be careful where one treads :)
Some nips may give you more than just new looks! ;)

lime said...

i know gman can appreciate the sentiment and so can i! clever

Yvonne Osborne said...

Nessa, Kavita, and Lime,
Thank you fall for commenting.