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Soft Lips in a Hard World

by Erica Moreno

There's a lady at work known as "The Bombshell." She's 5'9" and wears fuck me pumps, short skirts and has a spray-on tan that never spreads evenly on the webs of her fingers and toes. She has blonde extensions and gets preville silk hyaluronic acid filler with lidocaine pumped into her lips, yet they still wrinkle from years of smoking cigarettes. The skin around her glossy blue eyes is pulled taunt by cosmetic surgery. She works out twice a day for hours and her teeth are white as milk. She once told me I could be beautiful if I just made a few minor adjustments.

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Erica Moreno is on the brink of a quarter life crisis. Her blog, though, is under control.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the discussion of beauty in its current manifestation (the fake tan, fake blond, fake skin variety). This is such an effective approach.

the bearded lady said...

I know the type exactly!

... Paige said...

I know that lady! She told me the same thing and was oh so right.
Now that I have aged just a teeny bit and have those awesome crinkles at the corner of my eyes I do look more beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Let her be... let her be in her own ignorant bliss! Or maybe she knows what a man wants...so my mid-aged male colleges tell me.

Killerwit said...

Stretch my flesh.
Filter my blood.
Encode my soul.

Paula said...

Great six, Erica.

georgina said...

Great comment Killerwit.

Ian said...

Great word portrait!

(You don't have her number...?)

Anonymous said...

Love this.

Glen Binger said...

The bombshell.
Makes me shudder.

Kevin Michaels said...

Excellent six! Well done.

KM

Behnaz Yazdanfar said...

I don't mean to be a word nerd, but I think blond should be spelled blonde here.

Robert McEvily said...

I'm a word nerd myself, Behnaz. Duly noted, and corrected. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Whose the fairest of them all? Good 6.

Jeanette Cheezum

Behnaz Yazdanfar said...

Thanks for the fix. Other than that, I enjoyed the post.

Joe said...

Well-written and keenly observed six.