Magic Dress – Friday Fictioneers 20Sep13

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Story begins after the photo prompt.

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Copyright – John Nixon

Magic Dress

“Nobody’s bought the dress yet?” Said Dave from the doorway.

“Not yet, Mr. Parker,” replied Iris, working at the counter.

“It’s a great dress.”

“It certainly is.”

“Before Gloria wore it, she was a tomboy. Dirty fingernails and loose-fitting jeans.”

“Uh huh.”

“Then I bought her that dress from a gypsy in New Jersey. She wore it once and, wow! She really became a Lady.”

“That’s great, Mr. Parker.”

“That dress is magical. It could make a lady out of anything.”

“Uh huh.”

As Dave left the shop, he glanced at the mannequin wearing Gloria’s dress.

It winked at him.

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads us all on a merry chase through the jumble of our imagination. We write 100 words from a photo prompt and see where the child within us will lead us. Here’s this week’s original prompt:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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25 Responses to Magic Dress – Friday Fictioneers 20Sep13

  1. nightlake says:

    And the mannequin has become a lady now. It is sure to get sold:) nicely told


  2. Fun story. The dress evidently did make a lady out of anything. 🙂

    I must, however, mention a few extraneous capital letters, a pet peeve of mine. (They somehow pop up all the time in things written for church.) In the first sentence, “said Dave from the doorway” and “lady” rather than “Lady.” There. I feel better. 🙂 Thanks.



  3. I like it! The idea of the magic dress and the guy being so concerned that someone get the magic is quite sweet.


  4. billgncs says:

    I felt this story was zesty!


  5. Dear E. A.

    I’ll bet there are some dads out there who’d like that dress for their daughters. Cute story.




  6. Dear EA,

    I’m winking at you. Good job.




  7. pattisj says:

    A gypsy in NJ…:) There’s more to this story than meets the (winking) eye.


  8. iamfunny2 says:

    This is a fun little story. I saw this picture prompt and couldn’t come up with a good story but I enjoyed yours quite a bit.


  9. This might very well be my favorite this week.


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