Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We Buy Junk

Image by Lolamouse or Babymouse, 2014

When I was empty and half-full
grown and couldn't stand myself
another minute, I used to walk
to this tacky little shop at the corner
of Broadway and Main Street.
Hanging in the window, just to the left
of the dusty, silver-belled door, was a sign
that still comes frequently to my mind
even after thirty long years:


Words to live by, don't you think?

For Lolamouse's prompt at Real Toads

If you're looking for Friday Flash 55, scroll down!


Sylvia K said...

I love it!! And I think there are a lot of those stores that buy junk and sell antiques, but they're not as honest about it as this one!! Hope your week is off to a great start, MZ!!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

I've been in some stores like that!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, indeed. It's all a matter of semantics.

ccchampagne said...

Definitely words to live by and a very nostalgic and warming piece!

Karen S. said...

Absolutely, and I adore this photo! You nailed it!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I remember stores like that. And I've seen such a sign before, but probably not posted by one of those storekeepers.
Well done, as always, MZ.

Lolamouse said...

It's all in the perception (and the marketing!) Great story, MZ! Thanks for playing!

Hannah said...

I love this:

"When I was empty and half-full
grown and couldn't stand myself
another minute,"

I just love the way this one puts a twist on what one thought they'd be reading...cool twists, MZ!!

humbird said...

Love the first lines!

Other Mary said...

Hahaha - words to live by for sure!

manicddaily said...

vvery clever. ive been working on a 55 but just havent gotten it, k.

grapeling said...

ha! reminds me in a way of that Carlin routine (you know, Move your shit so I can put my stuff down). :) ~

Susan said...