Purely Cosmetic #99wordstories

This week’s carrot ranch prompt is

April 17, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story of something/someone dark-eyed. What could be a dark-eyed situation? Or is it a dark-eyed beauty? A dark-eyed junco? Maybe it’s a futuristic piece of technology. Go where the prompt leads!

Purely Cosmetic

May Kover was Little Tittweaking’s go-to authority for the latest in fashion, influencing and youth culture. She dispensed her wisdom via her social media outlets and Godcasts (she was above a mere pod, which she though made her sound fat or sea-based) and few ever saw her. Those that did worried about her appearance, those dark eyes. Was she the victim of abuse, did she have some mineral deficiency, was this the result of sleep deprivation, working too hard? The truth was, as with most things in Little Tittweaking more prosaic; she was just shit with the mascara brush.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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12 Responses to Purely Cosmetic #99wordstories

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! I’ve met her 💜💜

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  2. A sting in the tail

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  3. Hers is a very large family!

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    I can understand that!

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  5. I loved simple answers to seemingly complex problems. Well done.

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  6. V.M.Sang says:

    This really made me smile!

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  7. This reminds me of a sentence in Valley of the Dolls where the MC said her friend had applied her mascara hastily and it was all clumpy with eyelashes stuck together.

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  8. Hehe. Very Goth, Geoff. Thanks for the laugh!

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