I've had my fair share of retail therapy lately. And most of my interest is aimed at ETSY. I love handbags and find vintage ones there for a great price. Plus, they don't resemble the ones on the market today.
In my latest venture to the marketplace, I found this one:
There's no label. The center part clasps shut and the sides envelope open, revealing pockets where small or flat things can be store. The handles are a classy brass-toned link which loop through a hole and fasten to a tab. Does it remind you of a vintage designer bag? How about a Chanel style. I'm thinking all this is missing is the big "C".
Speaking of classy, how about my romantic comedy short story, "Raving Beauty." Here's a fun snippet:
"You should see a doc."
"But it-it's not that bad—" A passing dog walker's lightly controlled charge accidentally bumped my leg. Pain ricocheted up my body. I slid inside the vehicle. "Maybe...it...is."
Ben stepped forward. "I insist. You could have a fracture."
Daniel dipped his head at Ben. " Do what he says. He's an orthopedic specialist."
"A doctor?" My stare trekked from the manly man on my left to the other. "When did Ben become a foot doctor?"
Laughing, Daniel's look journeyed past me to Ben. "I guess when he graduated from med school. He’s on staff at Sommerville Hospital now."
My mouth drooped. The inside of my head began swimming in a not-so desirable way. Blindly, I inched into the depths of the seat. Setting my palms along my temples, I covered my eyes to the intensity of the sunlight. Sweat broke on my forehead. Stars crowded my sight. "I feel…awful."
Falling half-way out the car, I promptly threw up on my life-long antagonist's nicely polished, brown loafers.
As I heaved again, I heard him say, "Crap."
Find "Raving Beauty" in the Just You and Me boxed set at:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-you-and-me…/1125868014