Thursday, September 15, 2011

100 Word Challenge: Shampoo

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge has resumed its reign of terror atop the 100 word literary challenge landscape. The word is "inhibited" and my story is called "Shampoo".

She was proud of her hair, and rightfully so. It was long, brown, and wavy, and she flipped it around constantly. It wiggled when she raised her head to watch the lecture. I wanted to touch it constantly, see what sort of magic it held, but I never did. She always smelled like shampoo and baby powder, and she always seemed under control somehow, like she wanted for nothing, had no simple human lusts like the rest of us.

"When that signal reaches the gonads, the production of sex hormones will be inhibited," the professor said.

Hardly, I was thinking.


  1. I'm 12. I read gonads and laughed for a minute straight.

    Liked the descriptions. Well done.

  2. I'm 12, as well.

    I like your girl. Nicely done.

  3. For a while I thought she might become Medusa with that wiggling hair. Nicely done. Robin

  4. Ah, and it spoke to the adolescent in me, as well. Well done.

  5. We must all be closet adolescents. Wonderful description of the girl.

  6. Hi there - I'm popping in from the 100-word challenge ... my first time participating .
    Description of the girl appeals to all the senses ... nice one !

  7. HARDly . . . . bwahahaha! Ooops, guess I'm 12, too. :)

  8. Hahaha!!! Very clever. Brought a deeply buried memory to me, when I used to use a shampoo called "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific". I don't remember if it was a good shampoo or not, but I remember having to use it, just to say I did.

  9. Thank you all.

    Interestingly, I had a very specific memory of this girl when the word "inhibited" came up. There was such a girl, in college, but I have no idea what became of her.

    I don't even know her name.


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