(Author’s note: Post-trip, work’s been crazy. Hence why I haven’t been on here. But I’m back for today. And here’s today’s fictioneers)
Sharp Dressed Man
by Miles H. Rost
“I met her at one of the writing club’s outings.”
Delvin adjusted his tie, making sure that it was straight and neat.
“She had interesting ideas about characters, and I wanted to find out more. So we’re going out tonight.”
Delvin turned from the mirror and presented himself to his sister.
“You look good. Getting older, but looking good,” she said, while crossing one of her stitches.
“If we’re going to go see a nice play, I want to shine.”
“If you wanted to shine, you’d have shaved and polished your head.”
Delvin stifled a chortle.
“I’m gonna use that.”
RIP Dusty Hill of ZZ Top. 72 years young, on the way to La Grange.
Great dialogue, and I love the ending. I hope he enjoys his date 🙂
Delvin is a good humored guy. Have to be if you’re wanting to be a writer. 😀
Only a writer could take a put down and covet it as dialogue
Rolling with the Punches. One of the many skills of the writer. That and turning every harsh word into grist for the mill.
Be careful or you’re be in my novel – best threat ever.
I have used that threat before. It surprisingly works! O_O
Never trust a writer!
I don’t even trust myself sometimes! HA!
Nothing like a good old spit and polish to inflate the ego.
As long as it ain’t shoe polish, we’re all fine.
I like Delvin’s sister, and I enjoyed the dialogue!
Delvin’s sister has a bit of the wit that the writer might lack.
This was so good, Miles. I love it.
Thank you! It just seemed to work well with the picture!
Great dialogue as others have said with a perfect ending.
Chortling is always a great way to end an interaction!