Imagine our surprise when the delicate flower of the office, Amanda, showed up at my house for the Super Bowl Party, wearing denim jeans, a pair of old Nikes, a copy of Ray Lewis’s Baltimore Ravens jersey, Ravens purple nail polish on her fingernails, Ravens purple stripes in her platinum blond hair, and Ravens purple stripes beneath her eyes. She was carrying a six pack of Mike’s Hard Winter Blackberry, which was a good match for Ravens purple, a giant bag of Doritos Jacked Smoky Chipotle BBQ chips, and a tub of Tostitos Hot Chunky salsa. “Go Ravens!” she screamed as she walked in, heading straight for my sofa and my big screen TV, plunking everything down on the coffee table, and wedging herself between two of the guys on the sofa, which the guys didn’t mind at all.
Lemme tell ya, delicate had nothing to do with that girl watching the Super Bowl game that day, the way she hissed like some angry, wet cat whenever the Niners scored, and cheered and chugged Mikes like it was water when the Ravens scored, nothing at all. Me and the boys had so much fun watching her, we plum forgot about the game, and wound up inviting her to come over and watch all the games in the next NFL season.
Here’s my third attempt at Lillie McFerrin‘s weekly flash fiction challenge, Five Sentence Fiction. This week, the prompt is Delicate.
Please, go read all the other entries to this week’s Five Sentence Fiction. It’s amazing what creative people can do with just five sentences.