Friday Fictioneers — Lipstick and High Heels

Genre: Mainstream fiction
Word Count: 100


“Lunar, my dear, you’ve a heavenly body but, for heaven’s sake, keep your mouth shut in front of my parents.”

“What’s it worth?”

“My everlasting love.”

“Liar! All you care about is your inheritance.”

“Not so. I just don’t want my snot-bag of a sister getting her hands on the money.”

“What if she’s at the dinner party, too, and wants to engage in girl-talk.”

“She doesn’t do girl-talk. …Look, it’s essential that my parents don’t get wind of my sexuality, or they won’t leave me a penny.”

“I can’t wait to kick off these stilettos and become Michael again.”


 Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories
Photo Prompt: image copyright © Dale Rogerson

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Lipstick and High Heels”

    1. Unfortunately it does. In my time of psychiatric nursing, I occasionally had to help mend someone who’d been told by his family that homosexuality was a disease that could be cured. And try running family therapy sessions when you had to deal with attitudes like that!

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you 🙂

      Perhaps I shouldn’t call it humour, as it does have an underlying sadness to it. There I go again, writing something that doesn’t fit into any particular genre! What genre do you think it should be?

      All best wishes,


  1. I was thrown for a loop because this is Friday and you normally publish it on Thursday. You had me checking the calendar. LOL Of course it was fun to read; it always is. I wonder what I would look like in high heels???? 🙂

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    1. I know, Bill. Time got the better of me yesterday as I had a day out on Tuesday and didn’t even begin to catch up until today. …Now that’s a vision, you in high heels. I wonder what the farmers would think down the market; if it would improve your sales or not 😉


  2. I know what you mean, wanting to give this a genre label… dunno if you can!
    It does have a funny note to it but the underlying message is a sad one. I say that because I did laugh at first.
    I hope this lovely couple pulls it off!


    1. When I first posted this story, I labelled it as humour, but then changed my mind and called it mainstream fiction. As you say, it has a sad side to it. Unfortunately, there are many people in this world who can’t be themselves around their families. If they could, it would be a much happier place.

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      1. Well, it IS a compliment. When dialogue is just right in terms of not too much or too few or even information giving without knowing it, that’s something special.

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      1. The 1978 French film was remade as an American film called “Birdcage” starring Robin Williams. I haven’t seen the American film, but it would have to go a long way to be funnier than La Cage.

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      2. Couldn’t resist putting in my two cents’ worth Sarah and James – I absolutely adore ‘Birdcage’. Sarah, you would roar, it is absolutely hilarious. Nathan Lane at his absolute best, in my humble opinion! I have wanted to watch ‘La Cage’ for a long time, thank you for the reminder James 🙂

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