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Picture It & Write: Match Made In…

Yay! Dark is the winner! Oh, yes, the gang over at Picture It & Write had a vote on what the focus of this week’s prompt should be and “dark” won. Heehee. Chuckle. Oh, sorry. The photo conjures up all sorts of things for me. To that end, I submit this little ditty I call “Match Made In…:”

Yasmine was not unattractive, but she had unusual features. Because of that, she struggled to find love and in her search was often the butt of jokes; even her friends called her VAAS (Voodoo An A Stick) behind her back because of her thin frame and larger cranial structure. She’d gotten tired of trying online dating sites because the men who showed up were more interested in seeing if she really looked like her photo; they had no desire to get to know her.

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She decided to go an alternate route for her next relationship. She went to a place that none of her friends knew about and allowed the conjure-woman there to give her a spell. She followed the directions and Zack came into her life. She was head-over-heals in love with him. They spent every moment together and her girlfriends soon became jealous.

One day in October, Yazmine had to turn around and go back to the apartment for a folder she needed for work. As she pulled into an open space up the block, she saw Zack and a woman she didn’t recognize walking across the street. Across. The. Street. Toward. Their. Apartment. They went in, holding hands and looking longingly into each other’s eyes. The folder forgotten, Yazmine started the car and returned to the conjure-woman. She got a new spell to set things straight and decided there had to be a better way.

click the image for details of this week’s prompt!


  1. deanabo February 18, 2013 3:37 am

    Oh nice! She’s going to get even!

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 3:49 am

      😉 Oh, yes…thanks to the conjure-woman!

  2. Anne Schilde February 18, 2013 4:38 am

    Zack should have been happy with her unusual features!

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 5:11 am

      Right?? Guess he found out the hard way!

  3. joetwo February 18, 2013 8:53 am

    Zack just got his ass erased and deservingly too! Nice story! 🙂

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 3:34 pm

      Hahaha! You do have such a poetically just way with words, Joe! 🙂

      • joetwo February 18, 2013 3:40 pm


  4. kz February 18, 2013 8:53 am

    hahaha he had it coming ^^ great job

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 3:35 pm

      So very true, kz! Yes, he did!

  5. adollyciousirony February 18, 2013 9:47 am

    LOL and she will erase him like in this video…

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7vYo6l06lo&w=853&h=480%5D

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 4:48 pm

      That is great, Maria!

  6. themisanthropicmuse February 18, 2013 9:55 pm

    Well, she brought him into the world and she can take him out… The evil side of me thinks she should have started erasing at the crotch first mwhahahahaha 😉

    Fun story. I loved it.

    • AR Neal February 18, 2013 10:28 pm

      [thumbs up] Hahahaha!

  7. The Writers Village February 19, 2013 2:55 am

    I bet that gave her some big head ache (so to speak).

    Poor thing.

    • AR Neal February 22, 2013 3:48 am

      Ouch!! Haha on that one, Randy!!

  8. Ermilia February 22, 2013 3:16 am

    I hope you thought it was dark enough. I realize it’s not dark in the traditional way, but some of the scenarios in my head made it so. That poor girl! The first image reminds me of an IMDB caricature.

    • AR Neal February 22, 2013 3:47 am

      Oh, yes! It was a great prompt 🙂 And so true about the caricature! Haha–I hadn’t thought of that!

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