Monday, November 20, 2017

Skid Row Mom

She was a 9 o'clock woman working the streets in an 11 o'clock town looking like she slept in her skirt and not much else, which showed the marks made by the fire escape iron platform on her back.  She could turn a trick, or pull a quarter from behind her ear.  But Kip, her son, was going to be better than his Mom ever had it and she would kill to keep him out of the hands of any cheap woman that remind her of herself. Kip was going make something of himself, like be a busboy at the Rainbow Room or some sort of classy place like that.  Or so she thought, until Carmelita Rosanna Inihosea showed up. One of them was going to jail for killing the other, and Madge had her heart on set on a Sing Sing vacation.


Note that "RUBY DIAMOND" is the imprint of Periodically Anachronistic.  Look for it at finer drug stores everywhere.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Journal of Mid West Art, September, 1968

Braddock's masterwork was found so shocking that it was instantaneously collectible.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hypochondriac's Home Companion, March, 1945

Where does one vacation when you only have 48 hours to live?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Yes, this existed.  It was photographed in Great Britain, where lounge wallpaper is its most dreadful.

Modern Step Mother, September 1961

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

M'lady's Pre-Moistioned Towelette

"In a Capitol City, locked in a hot and streamy summer, rocked by the dishonest leadership of a tyrannical President, two people from two different worlds collide.  After facing each other down in a Sub Committee on Rotary Funds, in a Conference room with failing air conditioning, Grant Manning and Isolde Devereaux were on opposite sides of the argument over the amortization of debt by closely held assets controled by Amalgamated International Incorporated.  Released from their captivity by the sub committee chair, smashing down his gavel on the plith, they both found themselves spent by the elevators.  Isolde's decolletage, glistening with dewy woman musk as her chest heaved in the cooling air.  Her eyes were ashamed at home they soaked up the image of Grant's shirt, clinging to his perfectly sculpted chest.  He reached into his suit jacket and pulled out an unopened towelette from the Chinese carryout, riped it open in his manly hands and offered it to her.  "Would m'lady care for a refreshing towelette?"   "Yes," she replied, "yes, I would."

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Jocko Romance: When Did I Become That Kind of Girl

Exchange student from Denmark, Gertruda Ruudenspat was looking forward to spending her senior year in an all-American town like Entway, Illinois.  But did she find herself the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons even if they were true?  Gertruda found herself yearning for something real, something bird watching with her host father could provide.  It all changed when she felt the forbidden electricity of illicit avocational love begin to smolder.  Once the woodpecker was out of its tree, could she forget the unspeakable joy of spotting her first titmouse?  Only under the knowing and sensitive pen of Clevette Thrush could such a story be told.