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No Accounting for Taste

February 17, 2016

The Premise:

The Five-to Fifty/Fifty-Five exercise is to write a 50-word story using the five words provided in the prompt so your final story is 55 (or fewer if you want) words. The prompt is courtesy of Richard Osgood at Zoetrope’s “The Flash Factory“.

If you’d like to play along please leave a link in the comments so I can go and read yours.

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The Prompt:

This week’s five selected at random from “Wash, Dry, Fold,” by Myfanwy Collins for your five-to-fifty/fifty-five pleasure . . .

erotic; smoke; obese; criminal; red

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The Story:

No Accounting for Taste

“Watch this,” Ben said. “He sleeps all day but moves pretty quick for food.”

I thought teasing an obese dog with food was criminal but what do I know? I’m a guy who finds slender wisps of red smoke rising off an abandoned building, a dead bush, or even a tiny sheet of paper, erotic.

 

Note: this is not autobiographical in any sense.

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