PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie
Miriam had been taught to take good care of her skin. She knew that sun, cheap soap, and crankiness would result in wrinkles, age spots, and blemishes. Miriam stood out in a crowd, especially at bingo. Although seventy, people said she looked forty.
At the weekly bingo game, a middle-aged man sat next to Miriam. Handsome, with longish blond hair, he kept her laughing all night.
As they prepared to leave the bingo hall, the man said, “May I have the pleasure of knowing your name?”
“My name is Miriam. Yours?”
“Gumb. Jame Gumb. See you next week, Miriam!”
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the gracious host of Friday Fictioneers.
1) When I took a good look at the picture, I saw the building as a face, with the windows as eyes, and the greenery as blemishes on the white skin.
2) Jame Gumb is the main antagonist in Thomas Harris’ novel 1988 The Silence of the Lambs and the Oscar-winning acclaimed 1991 film adaption.