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1/02/2011

Character Study: The Ladies Three

a meme for writers of all kinds
Among many like them, there sit the fighting-age-three. Each near or past 70 years of age, they are groomed and pampered in an attempt to stay the evidence of advancing years. Beda is a painfully thin woman with home-dyed hair, a medium brown, though the tone and weight of the color changes with each dye job. The middle of the three, Lidia has broad hips and a severe expression with salon-styled hair flashing well placed highlights of indeterminate colors, blond to dirty blond perhaps? The third is Lou, slender and chatty, whose hair color and length varies in more shades of brown than one can imagine. A common attribute is their powerfully red lipstick and generously applied blush angled along cheekbones.

They are boon friends, stalwart through life's blessings and challenges.Together, they define their world of looking good and feeling better. Hanging onto youth with their meticulously manicured hands and unnaturally colored hair against pale skin, they are the fighting-age-three.



2 comments:

Julia Smith said...

Hanging onto youth with their meticulously manicured hands and unnaturally colored hair against pale skin, they are the fighting-age-three.

What a great line.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Wonderful description. I could just picture them and know some of their counterparts.

Thanks for being a part of the Weekend Writers Retreat.