pass the salt please

Lavender Roaring Fork Clinchfield gave the invitation a baleful stare reserved for venomous reptiles. The proverbial poison pen, cloaked in curvaceous calligraphy. From an aesthetic perspective, attendance at the Daughters of Harmonious Intent luncheon, allowed the opportunity to wear period finery: however, only a neophyte would be oblivious of the turbulent history. Whether or not he was a misogynist, Harmonious Intent had certainly been a serial bigamist. His progeny made up a significant voting bloc; now in bitter opposition to Sanctimonious Poppermince’s mayoral reign. Politics by family tree was a southern blood sport: the spots hard to remove from silk.

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Authors note: This link Iron Hollows Fiction goes to the “Iron Hollows” category of 100-drabble fiction segments or click each drabble link below. They are not serially linked but rather vignettes set in and around the fictional town of Iron Hollows.

Dramatis Personae:
Lavender Roaring Fork Clinchfield: True scion of the South: notable for his fashion plate and bachelorhood.
Chromium: An American Blue Gascon fond of sniffing the ladies.
Miss Forsythia and Miss Hydrangea: Perky and together in that way.
Troubadour Peppermint: Deceased founder and savvy huckster.
Harmonious Intent: Deceased rival to Troubadour, prolific and fertile bigamist.
Sanctimonious Poppermince: Direct male descendant of Troubadour, current mayor and a disappointment.
Generous Tupelo: A woman with eyes for fun and a body for sin.

“the legend of the time before”
“along the non-existent waterfront”
“gunpowder explodes, fireworks delight”
“clouds play peek-a-boo with moon”
“homemade gravy for the grits”
“unsuccessful sultry spring seduction”
“where there is snow there are complaints”
“thankfully the tavern had stocked up”
“air as crisp as a grilled McIntosh”
“auction night to fill the food pantry”
“discontent brews in men’s souls”
“boogie to classic carols”
“sometimes surrender is inevitable”
“misty smells gather in the valley”
“a collector of all things rare”


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