Friday Fictioneers: Smokin’, Babe.

friday-fictioneersWelcome to Friday Fictioneers, the best free show in town. Check out the other stories on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple. Join us, or cheer us on. I always appreciate feedback that is constructive or kind. Please leave a comment.

I’m on my way to BlogHer 2014. If you’re going to be there too, please shoot me a message, and maybe we can meet in person!

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©Marie Gail Stratford

 Smokin’, Babe (98 words)

“Seriously Gerry! You’ve gotta stop eating that shit!”

“Don’t make me choose, baby; I love the stuff.”

“You may love it, but I hate it! Look at my lips!”

“What’s the problem? I thought chicks were paying big bucks for pouty lips?” Gerry swatted Dee’s ass and grinned.

“You’re not funny! If I wanted duck lips I’d pay for them.”

“You mean, I’d pay for them…” He smirked again.

“Jesus! I hope you have heartburn; you deserve it smart ass.”

“Take it easy darlin’. I love my Sriracha, and I love kissing your puffy– err, luscious lips– Quack-quack!”

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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61 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Smokin’, Babe.

  1. claudia says:

    Cute. I can feel the heat! Lips and otherwise…..


  2. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    That was great for a laugh. I used to love spicy food — it doesn’t love me so much anymore. If it does that to your lips, what’s it doing to your insides.


    • No doubt! It’s funny (not) how foods change their status as we age! So many things I once loved, now make me miserable! There are some interesting things out there about food you eat and how it effects your lover… I went with the clean version, darlin’. 😉 Thanks for taking the time Ms Hann-Basquiat. It is always an honor.


  3. Lovely back-and-forth here, Dawn. I can feel babe’s pain. Quack, Are you home from all your travels?


  4. Amy Reese says:

    Funny, Dawn! I can’t handle the spicy myself. I love the line, Don’t make me choose. Guess what?! I will be in San Jose this weekend for my son’s water polo tournament. Maybe we could meet?!! I don’t know my son’s schedule yet, but I will in town from Fri – Tuesday! How cool is this?!!! I will message you.


  5. Mike Lince says:

    Oh, that is so hot! I love my Sriracha, too. The spice of life! (Quack) 🙂 – Mike


  6. He takes his food pretty seriously. Although if I had to choose between my husband and chocolate it could be tough 😉


  7. camgal says:

    Yummy. I love my sriracha too 🙂 good one and very relatable too.


  8. tedstrutz says:

    That guy’s ass is going to be on the floor!
    So what’s BlogHer 2014? Is that like a chick thing?


    • Hey Ted; good to see you here! Something tells me Gerry’s got the upper hand here… but, his ass should be on the floor!

      BlogHer is THE biggest blogging convention in the world. It started our for women, but men attend now too. However, there will be about 3,000 plus women bloggers and much fewer men. This year is the 10th anniversary, and I set my sights on going, a long time ago! I didn’t realize it would come back to back with all this travel I’ve been doing… but as I head out to the sparkly pool, that doesn’t seem like such a hardship right now. 😉


  9. Melanie says:

    Gerry isn’t very respectful. But it seems that’s just me. I’m not much for people forcing food on me that I don’t like. 🙂 That’s my ex-husband’s fault. Great dialogue though. It really gets their character across.
    Have a blast at BlogHer!


    • Melanie, thanks for stopping by TFTM. I appreciate you taking the time to read my story and comment.

      No, Gerry isn’t exactly respectful, but then I think that’s just part of his “charm.” As for forcing anyone to eat… it isn’t the eating that’s a problem, it’s kissing Dee with Sriracha on his lips! 😉


  10. Welcome home…almost…Dawn. We’re back as well, me and my Sriracha lover. Not for me, but half our family likes heat and half doesn’t, so I get it.



  11. Sandra says:

    Hot stuff, Dawn. 🙂


  12. Dawn, Good story and well written as always. I can’t stand too much spice. Our daughter can eat spicy, but our son can’t. My husband doesn’t like spicy like he used to. People here eat chilies like french fries. I sit and pick out chilie pieces. Well done. Have fun at the convention. 🙂 —Susan


  13. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Dawn,

    Have fun at the BlogHer event. I hope you and Amy can hook up.

    Gerry should receive some hot sauce on his…oh, never mind…he’d probably like that, too. Loved this story.




    • Doug, I’m always honored when you drop by, and more so when you love the story! As for Gerry, well… I took the clean route. 😉

      I’m sure Amy and I will make this work… it’s just too good. Have a great week! Mahalo, dawn


  14. Dear Dawn,

    Fourth line: Gerry swatTED her ass. Unless you’re writing in pidgin English. 😉 Aside from that, fun dialogue.

    So does Gerry slather his lips with Sriracha before kissing Dee? Powerful hot sauce that. ;).




    • Thanks, Rochelle. I’ve corrected the “swatted,” good catch. As for Gerry’s kisses, I can just tell you this: if you’re sensitive to spice, it doesn’t take much! This story, however, is fiction– of course.
      Shabbat Shalom!


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  16. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Have fun at BlogHer, Dawn! Love the story. Hot!


  17. wmqcolby says:

    Hey, Dawn! Tremendous exchange on that dialogue! Rhythm, characters, lots o’ energy.
    Yes, I am going for Chinese food as soon as the restaurant opens! 😀
    Loved that picture of you and Bjorn! So jealous am I! I think we started something when that video was put out last year.


    • Hey WM, I think a lot of people are jealous that I got to meet Björn; he’s a Kool Kat!

      I’m not a sriracha eater, but lots of people like it with Pho, or Vietnamese food… I’m glad you enjoyed this one; it was a lot of fun to play with. 🙂


  18. Lovely portrait of one ordinary moment that happens in every relationship.


  19. liz young says:

    I’d have smacked HIM in a heartbeat!


  20. Horus says:

    You noticed the sauce too ! Hot stuff Dawn ! 🙂


  21. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Dawn, good story and it sounds like you’re having a great time meeting other FF’s. Bet you have a blast and take a picture so we can see! Have fun! Nan 🙂


    • Thanks, Nan! It has been an incredible conference, with endless opportunities to meet bloggers from all over– in addition to a favorite FF friend, Amy. We have photos, and I’ll share them next week. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the glimpse of this huge event.


  22. subroto says:

    Looks like a case of what’s sauce for the gander is botox for the goose. I too lurve my Sricha. Saucy story.


  23. rgayer55 says:

    Great story, Dawn. I loved the dialogue exchange. That burning only last a little while and it certainly makes for some hot kisses.


  24. Michael B. Fishman says:

    Mr. Smart-ass Gerry is going to wind up kissing his pillow if he’s not careful 🙂 Thanks for the fun story!


  25. I loved the dialogue here.


  26. K.Z. says:

    lol love the cute & playful conversation 🙂 enjoyed reading this.



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