Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Kissing Contest

Today’s Theme Thursday is KISS. I’m going to go with another little fiction story I wrote…

“I don’t understand it,” sobbed Becky as she began to close up her booth. It was a kissing booth; one of two outside the school park designed to generate the most funds toward class president and despite Becky’s incredible looks, nice personality and popularity she was losing the competition badly.

Jenny was indeed beating her badly. Her booth had boys lined clear down the block whereas Becky only had an occasional drop in. Sure; Jenny’s booth was a high tech marvel more like a private oversized art deco phone booth compared to the meager open wooden lemonade stand one Becky had put up.

Was technology really this effective? Becky had great posters and spent a lot of time talking with people personally to attract attention. Jenny had done hers through a private blanket text via gender attribute to the junior class. Only the boys received it and once read it was automatically deleted.

Only Becky’s twin brother would listen to her lament. “I don’t understand it,” sobbed Becky. “She’s not good looking. Her teeth are their original color!” Two years ago Becky underwent a level 14 laser polished whitening process.

“She still has a slight hair lip,” Becky continued. All of the extraneous hair on Becky’s body had been surgically and chemically removed last year. Her skin was moist and smooth.

“And have you smelled her breath? How can they even stand it?” she added as she thought about all of the lip moisturizing injections she endured so her lips would be supple and pleasing. She had certainly kissed boys at the school and word had gotten around about how terrific her kissing was.

Her brother just stood there smiling wryly. He had received her private text. He’d waited in her long line. He knew the answers. He simply smiled at her and said “who said she was kissing lips?”

60 comments:

Marianna said...

I liked it :) Happy TT
xoxo

Baino said...

Wel there's lips and there's lips . . level 14 laser polished whitening process. . .Where? When? How much?

Mrsupole said...

I was not expecting that ending.

God bless.

subtorp77 said...

I'll just bet he was smiling-LOL! Imagine if they'd tried that one in "Revenge of the Nerds", 'stead o' th' pie plates!

Jaime said...

lol...wasnt expecting that twist! very nice

California Girl said...

funny...good punch line.

Maureen said...

Ha! Only you could come up with THAT punchline!

Donna said...

Ahhhh Yes. The old kissing contest.Haven't heard about that in a long time. do they still have those?LOL!!! Great post and love the ending.LMAO!!!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Great line "...original colour."

VE said...

marianna - Happy TT. I haven't made all my rounds yet.

baino - I new somebody would want level 14 lasering...

Brian Miller said...

ha. i imagine the line is long...line envy...i tell ya what...

VE said...

mrsupole - Life is like a VE post; you never know what you're gonna get

subtorp - That movie already has an unrated version. This one would have to be the "other other unrated" version

VE said...

jaime - You were wondering what I'd do with it...I tricked you

california girl - Gotta keep you on your toes...

VE said...

maureen - You knew I'd go there, didn't you?

donna - Probably not politically correct anymore and they'd probably have some sort of lip condom now a days...

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - Its true, isn't it? People are going to be ostricized just because they haven't turned their teeth neon white

brian - Line envy...I like it.

lime said...

word of mouth regarding great service is all that matters eh?

The Incredible Woody said...

I just knew this story would have a happy ending.

Roy Scribner said...

I don't get it, oh wait you mean...

Mike said...

HA!

Jacki said...

I give you an A+ for this one....

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

What a great way to raise money in this bad economy! haha....

Jill said...

AAAAHH! WHOA!!!!
Even her OWN brother did not resist THAT!
ACK!

Moisturizing LIP injections???!!!!

VE said...

lime - Yes, and the better you are; the longer the words get!

incredible woody - Would I let you down?

roy - You might be visual, not texutal. I'd add a picture but there are no univeral symbols for this...or are there?

mike - Double Ha to you, my friend, your blog time is up as of tomorrow. Muh haha

jacki - Why thank you. I'll keep the plus to boost that math test I'm sure I didn't pass...

arizona - Some things are economy proof!

Gladys said...

I love how the "unperfect" girl once again won out. She was more concerned about her customers than herself. :)

VE said...

jill - It's the latest extreme thing. I'm sure Angelia had them...

VE said...

gladys - You caught that message, did you?

Quirkyloon said...

Perv! So VE! True to form.

hee hee hee

Betsy said...

Blushing!

Kurt said...

I like Becky.

VE said...

quirkyloon - What are talking about; she was just kissing their hands...why...what did you think?

betsy - I don't use blush...

kurt - She's guilty in her own way!

Anne said...

i think answering your poll questions should count toward your blogroll count. :)

Ronda Laveen said...

I love an entrepeneurial woman!

VE said...

anne - Nice try!

ronda - Imagine what she'll do in College!!!

Nessa said...

Any comment after that is unnecessary. Perfect!

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ReformingGeek said...

Good one, VE, and I should have seen it coming but I didn't!

VE said...

nessa - I'll leave it at that then. Thanks!

reforminggeek - Yeah...last week a lot of people predicted the ending; this week nobody

J A Harnett-Hargrove said...

Funny lip service...

VE said...

J A Harnett-Hargrove - Just when you though paying lip service wasn't illegal

Winky Twinky said...

WHOA...now THAT'S a "Kissing Booth" love it

Jeff said...

So her message said she would be giving kisses on their hips instead of lips? Damn typos!

VE said...

winky twinky - You need more than your average lemonade stand type booths for that kind of kissing!

jeff - That's what she's telling the school staff...

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Is that what I've been doing wrong?

Ronda Laveen said...

About your "Stupid Thought of the Day," in my county, it IS Fill-a-Bong.

Cinnamon said...

ha LOL- funny!

Cinnamon said...

Oh! It's you again!!

Kris said...

Is there really such a thing as a "kissing booth"? It seems so, grubby...

Wings said...

HAH! Great ending. :)

Janna said...

I wonder how many of our current politicians started out the same way....

Megan said...

Not bad. Not bad at all!

Hit 40 said...

Cute! You can always find a willing woman to whore things up!!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

great story, I knew something was up. I just couldn't put my finger on it....

VE said...

prefers - It's a quick start solution...

ronda - Oh, I know very well about that. I had an old girlfriend that lived in Hayfork, CA and a few friends from Humboldt

cinammon - Tricked you, didn't I?

kris - I think they're only in books and movies

wings - That's what I was aiming for

janna - Ha! Good one...

megan - As long as I have the official Megan story approval stamp, then I'm ok!

hit40 - No comment ;)

bonnie - That's just cause you know I'd be up to something...

Jason said...

Thanks man. Let me know.

Jason

VE said...

jason - Will do...

Chris Eldin said...

OMG!!! This is brilliant!!!! Thanks for the laugh!!
:-)

Elizabeth said...

This short story would not make as good a children's book as the button one.
The ending surprised me too, my husband asked what I was laughing about!

tony said...

Ha!I wasnt expecting that Sting in The Tail.......

VE said...

chris - Thanks. We'll see if I can continue with fictional stories for TT or not

elizabeth - No...I don't think this will be a children's book.

tony - Sometimes it's not what you expect at the end...that's the beauty

Dot-Com said...

OK I was not expecting it to end that way, but how great!

VE said...

dot-com - You never know what your gonna get with a VE post...