Mona Lisa smiles, Jessica grins

Jessica’s grin, while being more wide than sublime, is still quite enigmatic, as it won’t let on by what it is provoked.
Somebody may be talking about the latest epidemic or a death in the family – Jessica puts on her distracted grin.

Today I find her on her bed – naked in a jumble of clothes.
No trace of that patented grin, just something like worry.
“What’s wrong, dear?”
“Wrong? Oh! – Don’t know what to wear!”
“I like you this way.”
“Which way? – Oh, that way!”

A slight blush, and the patented grin is back…

– James Steerforth (© 2011)

Intended as a light summery scene with ingredients from 3WW (jumble, naked, grin).


About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
This entry was posted in Bland observations, Creative writing, Enigma, Flash fiction, Fun, Life, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Mona Lisa smiles, Jessica grins

  1. Sheilagh Lee says:

    Love your story.

  2. Matt Merritt says:

    Nice, well-paced dialogue.

  3. Lilibeth says:

    You captured the moment very well.

  4. Altonian says:

    Cheeky! And effective – well done.

  5. Alice Audrey says:

    She makes an intriguing character. I wonder what has her worried. Great use of the three words.

    Please come check out my three words.

  6. Very charming and I would love to know more about the character =)

  7. This is naughty AND nice! Santa will be good to you this year, I guarantee… Amy

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