Thursday, February 7, 2013

Permanently Unstuck

I wound up with another free half hour! How lucky am I? 
So of course I couldn't resist Anonymous Legacy's latest Visual Dare, VisDare 6, Emerging. The usual rules apply: 150-word limit using the posted photo as a prompt. It took me around twenty minutes, and is 148 words cut down from around 160. Not bad. 

Permanently Unstuck
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“Wow, is that from Victorian Secret?”

“Hilarious,” I drawled, tugging up the top of my itchy polyester corset. “I don’t even know what I am supposed to be. Dead prostitute, maybe? They hand everything out by size. At least I’m not the person who cleans up vomit in the specimen room.”

“That’s an actual position? Impressive.” She nodded in mock approval, pinching her lips together and raising her eyebrows.

I nodded toward the house on the left and grabbed my purse and lantern from the floor. “That’s my stop.”

“I couldn’t have guessed what with all the styrofoam tombstones and zombie hands planted in the yard.” 

“Thanks for the lift.” I exited before she could reply. I would hate that job until November first, but then I could slip into another comfortably temporary position somewhere else. Dressing like whatever I was that month would always trump being stuck.


  1. Ha, tough job but someone's gotta do it.

  2. Terrific Story! I enjoyed it.

  3. OK. Haven't read all the VisDare entries yet, but right now, this one is in the running for most original take on the prompt. I absolutely adore this. The "Dead Prostitute" comment made me laugh aloud. Great work! Hope to see more VisDares from you in the future!!!

  4. Thanks for reading and commenting, everyone!
    Angela, thank you for the weekly VisDare prompts. I love checking for the new photo and reading everyone's work!

  5. Oh fun! Love the closer. (And hooray for a free half hour for writing.) What a great photo prompt!