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Introducing Mabel Honeycutt (I) – by Michelle McEwen

Mabel Honeycutt is a character who has yet to find a home in a story. So far, her story is told in snippets: some sound like poems, some sound like songs, some like diary entries. The story will come.

Mabel Honeycutt pt. 1 (Mabel & Sadie)

by Michelle McEwen

My sister Sadie got off work early.
We sat at the kitchen table, talkin.
She asked about my lipstick.
The one she said was the color of dried blood.

I told her I got it from a drugstore back home.
She wanted to try it, so I let her. It looks good on her.
I told her to keep it. I have another tube.

~ Mim

  1. May 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Mabel, honey, we got to talk lipstick. Dried blood’s nice, but it went out of style last year. On the other hand, how many tubes to you have? Perhaps we could trade, because I sometimes get tired of my RocketRed signature lipstick (but don’t tell anyone, please; people are already whispering about me, saying I’m more dud than fud, so I’m thinking a new look will set them straight. Even if it’s last year’s model; I do retro with style…).
    -The Fud

  2. mimmcewen
    May 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Mabel’s always got a tube on her. She doesn’t mind that it’s last year– even though she could update her look to fresh blood instead of dried blood. RocketRed sounds like something she’d paint on her lips unless it has glitter in it, then– no.

    – Mim.

  3. May 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    That fresh blood look is in, lots of teenyboppers running around doing the vampire thing these days, or so I hear. But as for glitter, I’m with you on that: no thanks — unless it’s painted all over David Bowie and other glam rockers of the early 70s.

    Nice to meet Mabel and Sadie here; we girls gotta stick together.
    (yeah, even The Fud says “gotta” sometimes, even if she can’t bring herself to write “us girls” though she appreciates the colloquial tone of it — it’s her way of showing affection, or something like that.)
    -The Fud

  4. mimmcewen
    May 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Glam rockers of the 70s– that’s not so bad. Mabel wishes she could pull that off.

    – Mim.

  5. McEwen75
    May 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Mabel Honeycutt — why, I might name a daughter that someday!

  6. mimmcewen
    May 15, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Mabel would appreciate that!

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