Written a response to Meg's prompt and want feedback? Here's the place to get it! Want to read other responses to the prompt? Here's the place to do that too!

 

How to do it?

1) Post your flash fiction as a new comment.
2) Click "follow" so that you will get emails when people post comments on your entry.
3) Read other She Writers' contributions! Post comments on others' entries by hitting "reply to this" (don't just add another comment to the general thread)

4) Enjoy!

 

 

Latest Prompt:

 

 

Find all of Meg's prompts HERE!

Tags: #fiction

Views: 124

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

incredible!
Please where is the prompt?

Click "POST YOUR FREEWRITE HERE" after you watch the video. :)

http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/she-writes-flash-fiction-fr...

thank you for being so helpful! it is very nice to meet you here.
there is a link to the prompt - it says see more on meg's blog, which is where it is - maybe that isn't clear... I can repost perhaps.
hey this is goodness again! this is fabulous, Ms. Snell.

The thing that's manly about Jayne Mansfield, aside from the first three letters of her last name, is simply that she commands. You might say that her particular kind of power is a womanly version, which is to say a manner of wielding the body. Think orange tree as opposed to plywood, supple as opposed to stiff. But isn't it possible that anytime a woman, big boobs or not, holds her own money and gets to tell others what to do, that she is in someway acting the man? The cleavage, so plump and available, is like the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. If you do the pouting dance, you can stay free and in charge. Like gracious smiles and small talk, this is a dance I have never been able to master or even tolerate, despite the fact that I, too, am a woman. Just the other day, Jayne Mansfield and I sat together at an outdoor cafe in either Rome or Hollywood, smoking cigarettes and drinking sweet colorful alcoholic drinks sufficiently watered down so we could have several. With fruit garnishes and all, these drinks looked rather like tropical birds, and could in fact be called womanly or womanish or maybe even girly. When the little old waiter forgot to give us an ashtray, even after I asked twice, I deepened my voice and raised the volume: I told him exactly what I wanted, in no uncertain terms, which was an ashtray, so we did not have to dash the cinders onto the ground. The waiter looked at me like I'd slapped him. Jayne, meanwhile, caught his eye and spread her lips, as if they were in on a joke and I was the butt of it. This is what happens to husbands, too; I've seen it: the wife tempers his supposedly outrageous behavior, which is really just sexless directness, with her tender charm and an implication of softness. But in my case, it was Jayne who demanded I get an ashtray ASAP, and because she always pays for my drinks, and even my transportation to and from the drinks, I do pretty much whatever she wants. “Is that damn dwarf deaf as well as dumb?” she'd said to me, when the waiter kept forgetting. “I'm sure he'll get to it when he can,” I told her. But then, for show, the roles get reversed. I get the thing she wanted done, and she acts like I'm boorish, i.e., male, for doing so. My routine is actually harder than hers, but since she has the money, the boobs, the yes-men, she runs the show.

Cool idea. (And adore that video clip.) I will be back.

RSS

Latest Activity

David Hillstrom commented on the blog post 'Before Order: A Poet’s Tale'
"I saw Amy's comment on poetry and then read the opening poem on Amazon. The twist of a female God is clever giving a new explanation for Voltaire's satire. In one sense portraying God as a female is the ultimate coup for feminists. The…"
17 minutes ago
Lorraine Currelley joined a group
Thumbnail

SheWrites Volunteers

This group is set up to keep everyone informed of opportunities to be more involved in the SheWrites community.  Join us!
19 minutes ago
Lorraine Currelley replied to the discussion 'What works in a book cover? What's your philosophy?'
"The understated cover of Fifty Shades of Grey appealed to me. It sparked my interest and stood out from the others. I see versions of the other covers all the time.  Ultimately a cover should be well thought out and not sell it's potential…"
58 minutes ago
Kelly Hashway replied to the discussion 'What did you blog about today?' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"I'm featuring Oliver's Hunger Dragon today. Stop by. http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/2014/10/friday-feature-olivers-hunger-dragon.html"
1 hour ago

Members

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Kamy Wicoff.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service