Sometimes A Fancy Mustache Is Not Enough
I'm just this guy, you know?
To expand on that, I am also the following...
- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)
- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch
- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes
- Always too hard on myself
I twiddled my mustache. Simply because I had a mustache which was very twiddle-able. It curled in a way that laughed at gravity, without wax of any kind and no roustabout would be able to ever knock it askew.
I toweled the sweat from my brow like so many times before and cracked each knuckle individually as to give them a proper wake up.
"Time for business, boyos," I whispered to them as I balled my fists until the aforementioned knuckles turned white in an anticipatory way.
"IN THIS CORNER... CONRAD O'DONOVAN!"
The crowd roared for me. It felt good. The cheers poured over me like like a barman pouring a bucket over a drunkard in the cobblestone alley.
"AND IN THE OTHER CORNER... YANKEE SULLIVAN!"
The crowd hushed for the newcomer. You could hear the puffs of smoke from the cigars at ringside. I gave the kid a playful sneer and put up my proverbial dukes. He looked nervous, but ready to give and take punches of great magnitude.
Surely this would be a fight to reme-
"AND THE WINNER... YANKEE SULLIVAN!"
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Comments (3 so far!)
Average reader rating 5.00/5
K.O. The mustache clearly wasn't powerful enough.
- #1818 Posted 5 years ago
Incredible simile about the bucket, I just want you to know i am planning on stealing that in the future. This was great example of how much feeling and story can go into flash. You are awesome!!
- #1832 Posted 5 years ago
- 5 out of 5
Hahaha! I'm amazed at how quickly you built a character I wasn't upset to see knocked out. Between praising his own mustache to his playful sneer in the ring, it's evident this guy is cocky.
- #1833 Posted 5 years ago
- 5 out of 5
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