Visual Dare: Grimalkin on 5th Avenue

Here are exactly 150 words for Angela Goff’s Visual Dare. I couldn’t pass up the photo this week.


“Bubble, bubble, toil and—”

“Can it, Flo!” Margie barked.

“I’m freezing,” whined Sue. “I want to go home.”

“Not any warmer in Scotland, ninny,” said Margie, fumbling in her purse for a stick of gum. “Chew this. We promised we’d meet again, in thunder, lightning or rain.”

Sue huddled under her umbrella, “My new pumps are ruined.”

Flo stared off at the rain-smeared Manhattan skyline, “Fair is foul, foul is fair.”

Margie resisted the urge to slap her. Flo always imagined herself as the poetic one: Flo is short for “flowers”, she used to say.

“Florence, please get in position.” Margie smiled till her teeth ached.

They all took their place at the base of the courthouse steps.

A man in a pinstriped suit with perfect creased pants hurried past them.

Margie raised her voice, “Mr. Macbeth, who shall be king hereafter.”

The lawyer turned and they had him.


  1. Nick Johns
    Aug 20, 2013

    Nice take on the prompt Anna. I particularly liked the spoken and thought byplay between the characters and the sense that they did, indeed have a history going back years. :-) A sprinkling of #DFQ fairydust!

    • Anna Meade
      Aug 20, 2013

      Thank ye, Mr. Johns!

  2. Daniel Swensen
    Aug 20, 2013

    “Can it, Flo!”

    Want a whole book of this.

    • Anna Meade
      Aug 20, 2013

      Daniel, would you believe that was the first line that came to me? After that, I knew I was dealing with a different sort of Three Wyrd Sisters.

    • Angie Richmond
      Aug 21, 2013

      LOL I LOVE that line. Seriously :) Great work… AS PER USUAL!

  3. Lisa Shambrook
    Aug 20, 2013

    Love it! Was always a Macbeth fan…in any form!

  4. Angela Goff
    Aug 21, 2013

    LOL!!! Would love to see a longer work of this as well!! I am an absolute sucker for Macbeth – it’s one of my faves by good ol’ Bard Willie – and to hear it retold in a modern setting but with all the original texture of the tale itself — now THAT would be a gem!! Methinks the DFQ needs to get cracking on this one!!!

  5. The Rogue Tinker
    Aug 21, 2013

    I liked this one very much. The clothes may change, but the traditions date back for years and years. And the loving cattiness of true friends. :)

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