Robin Hawke

Beeswax and Beets
December 1, 2011, 2:25 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Lipstick and shoes with heels—Bernadette splurged on both for her second interview.  She opened the small  tube ($2500 a pound) and guided the non-smearing, long-lasting, emollient, lightly fragrant, soft, creamy azalea pink color across her lips. The environmentally friendly packaging went into recycling.


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The figure of $2500.00 per pound was intriguing and made me read your story twice. I’m trying hard to put that into perspective as I think about things that I buy.



Comment by dmmacilroy

Three grams of lipstick come in one $16 tube. I had a difficult time with this figure myself –even if Bernadette buys $8 tubes for everyday wear…

Comment by Robin Hawke

I like this. It says a great deal in very few words!

Comment by Lorely

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