Lipstick and Radar

An hour ago, her biggest decision had been which lipstick to wear—the red or the copper. Which would look best on camera with her navy pinstriped pantsuit?

She set her face in a sympathetic yet confident mask for the broadcast. The radar showed a Category 3 hurricane headed for Florida. Her copper-colored lips issued warnings, preparations, evacuations.

Wind intensified and changed direction, heading northwest toward Louisiana. The storm surge would kill hundreds and there was no time to evacuate.

Now her decision was who to text first. She might have time to send two if she was lucky.



November 26 Prompt: Dissonant (Write a story using two ideas, people, or objects that don’t go together.)
Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch

I used an online Random Word Generator
This gave me: “Lipstick” and “Radar”

15 thoughts on “Lipstick and Radar

  1. Wow! You think deeper than I do! 🙂 That’s a powerful flash. I would not have thought to use lipstick as part of characterization so fab that the word generator gave it to you!


  2. Great flash Sarah. The random generator worked well giving you words to turn into a powerful flash. I’m going to go to bed with nightmares of the wind and who were the two lucky ones.


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