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WWP Week 1: The Salesman

In Fiction on October 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Last week I proposed a new, weekly writing prompt based on Wikipedia’s featured article of the day. I dubbed it the Wednesday Wiki-prompt, and today I’m making good on my promise by sharing the fruits of my labor.

Last week the featured article was on Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s duet ‘Say Say Say’ (it was a hit, somehow, despite being…horrible. Watch the video at the end of this post for the proof). Anyway, as bad as the song is, the music video inspired this short story (I’m breaking my own rules, week one, by going over the 500 word cap, but what are rules for if not to be broken? Shh, don’t answer that).

Anyway, enjoy.

A selection of jars containing herbs and other potion ingredients

The Salesman

The salesman was lithe and frail and had a showman’s grace. He held the bottles up for all to see – glinting orange and pink in the sun, then blue and green – before setting them rattling in the back of his cart. Read the rest of this entry »