Flash Fiction - Chanel#5 and Candy Apple Kiss


Prompt: She spritzed on the most expensive perfume at the cosmetic counter.

Susan glanced around to see if anyone was looking, then she spritzed on the most expensive perfume at the cosmetic counter. Smoothing her hair in the oval mirror atop the glass case she glanced around again, selected Candy Apple Kiss lipstick from the case and applied it liberally.

"Not bad," she said to the reflection in the mirror.

"Not bad at all," came a voice from behind her.

Susan flushed a crimson red that rivaled the color of her lipstick.

"Mr. Davis," she said, "I didn't see you."

He nodded, but said nothing for a moment.

Susan fidgeted with her hair, smoothed her skirt and waited for him to speak, wondering if she would be fired for stealing.

"Do you have a luncheon date?" he asked.

Susan's voice was barely a whisper, "No, sir. I was just trying it on."

"Well, it seems a shame to let Chanel #5 and Candy Apple Kiss go to waste." he said, "May I buy you lunch?"


Susan lifted her blue eyes to his and nodded her head, too stunned to speak.

They had lunch that day and the next and the next until one day several months later, Mr. Davis presented her with a bottle of Chanel #5, a new tube of Candy Apple Kiss and an diamond engagement ring.

It turned out that the only thing Susan had stolen that day was the heart of James Davis, owner of the Davis Downtown Department Store.

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4 comments:

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Jan. I just stopped in to say thanks for hanging around Seekerville. We have the MOST fun there. Love your blog.

Jan Christiansen said...

Thanks, Mary! I have fun writing Flash Fiction and just as much fun visiting Seekerville!

Anonymous said...

Great story. I love your flash fiction.

Jan Christiansen said...

Thanks...anonymoous! Hmmm, do I have a secret admirer?