A Remade Studebaker – Friday Fictioneers – November 7, 2014

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright - Jean L. Hays

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jean L. Hays

She hates growing old.

She’s wearing high heels and red tights under her Japanese-like white silk kimono. Large sequined sunglasses rest on her nose. Her hair should be white but it’s raven black, you can see a white halo around her scalp.

She changes her ‘mise’ at least three times a day, then goes for a walk around town, strutting like a peacock.  Everybody recognizes her but no one ever talks to her.

She’s a remade 1950s Studebaker trying to look like a Mercedes-Benz sports car.

guising from herself
hiding from her fear of life
in mummer’s rags

(c) G.s.k. ’14

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28 thoughts on “A Remade Studebaker – Friday Fictioneers – November 7, 2014

    • Yes she is very “marginale” it’s actually a thumbnail portrait of a lady who lives in Arco … with a little poetic license … she doesn’t have black hair 😉 …


          • Men … sometimes they can be useless. I thought that would be the way to go gracefully grey … and I liked the results. I don’t highlight anymore because after a summer of not highlighting I discovered my hair did it all by its lonesome! I was hoping to go completely grey or better yet, white, like one of my friends but it’s just not happening!


    • Thanks .. I’m glad you enjoyed the haibun … it took me some time to figure out how to use that photograph … so I’m glad you liked it! Ciao for now … Georgia.


  1. Dear Bastet (Georgia), I love your story this week and your writings are always good. I let my hair grow out and it’s turning white – I always had brown/auburn hair so it was funny when my grand kids looked at a younger me in a picture and said – “Who is that?” So I told them that was me holding them as babies. They thought that was so funny.
    I really did love your story! Enjoyed it a lot! Nan 🙂


    • Thanks so much Nan for sharing this with me … I think that that aspect of the lady in the story is really kind of sad, it’s far better to accept oneself and learn to enjoy each aspect of life in it’s time. Thanks for commenting and have a great week. 🙂


  2. Georgia, Good but sad story. My mother used to say that as you age, gray hair softens your face. Even with plastic surgery it’s hard to hide your age after a while. It’s tragic that some people can’t handle growing older. Well written. — Susan


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