Friday, August 21, 2009

The Date & One Lovely Blog Award

Anne turned to Ryan and studied his face in the grim light from the car's dash.

"In the glovebox?"

He nodded. "Yeah...do you mind?"

Anne pressed her thumb against the catch, and the glovebox door fell open with a click. She expected clutter, the usually fare: owner's manual, maybe some gum, old ketchup packets, napkins, even a condom. What she really expected was the condom.

"Latex gloves?" she asked as she handed them across the console.

Ryan smiled and pulled on the gloves. "I don't leave fingerprints this way."


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The first week of school is always a ride. One of those scary, carnival rides that unfolds from the back of a truck. A couple of loose bolts and...


Alan W. Davidson was kind enough to bestow the "One Lovely Blog Award" on The Other Aaron, and I thank him for his kind words.

So it is my charge to forward this honor to bestow this award on another unsuspecting party. I visit many blogs on a regular basis (daily, although this week has met with some "what do you mean I am working full time again" hiccups), so the choice is a difficult one.

When I harken back to the early days of my "career" as a blogger, I remember one of my first visitors. Her blog is funny, spontaneous, and honest. I've called Catherine J. Gardner the "glue" that holds my blogging circle together, and I haunt The Poisoned Apple with good company. It is my pleasure to pass the One Lovely Blog Award to Ms. Gardner in the hope that she will accept and follow the rules:

1. Accept the award, and don't forget to post a link back to the awarding person.

2. Pass the award on.

3. Notify the award winner(s).


Have a lovely weekend, everyone. I know I will.

11 comments:

Jeremy Kelly said...

I'm really beginning to dig your Friday shorts!

Carrie Harris said...

Cate is kinda gluey, isn't she?

Taunting us with that clip is really cruel. A good kind of cruel, but cruel nonetheless.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I stick to everything, especially when I'm chewing toffee. Thanks for the award, I shall bestow wisely.

Good to see we haven't lost Friday Flash with the start of the school year. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Chilling story! It reminds me of the Thurber cartoon of the grim-looking man at a tea party, who's saying to another guest, "I wear the gloves because that way I don't leave fingerprints all over the place." (Paraphrased, of course. It's much funnier if you can find an actual copy of the cartoon, which I can't.)

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Jeremy.

Carrie - I must be cruel to be kind.

Cate - I call it therapy.

K.C. - thanks. I wasn't sure I'd post anything today. The gloves made me do it.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ah, the snap of latex on skin.

Huzzah to you and Catherine!

Aaron Polson said...

Natalie - there's no sound like it.

katey said...

Another fabulous Friday over here-- how I look forward to them! Good stuff, made me grin hugely.

Cate is definitely the glue. Not that it requires my approval, but excellent choice!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Very wise choice for the award. Loved the story: short, sterile and to the point.

Anna C. Morrison said...

Oooooh, great flash! Chills!

Danielle Ferries said...

Chills indeed. I loved it.