Jerry first noticed her when she almost magically emerged through a beaded curtain from a back room. She had long black hair, parted down the middle. She wore a beaded headband, a semitransparent, white peasant blouse, and hip hugger bell bottom jeans that appeared to be made out of deep blue velvet. New to San Francisco, Jerry was excited to see what he speculated to be his first genuine hippie girl.
He had moved to the City by the Bay to escape what he thought was his monotonous life up until then. And here he was at a party of real San Franciscans being held in a classic Victorian house in the Haight-Ashbury section of the city.
Summoning up all of his courage, he approached the girl her saw and said, “Hi, my name is Jerry and I just moved to the city a few weeks ago. I have to say, you are the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen.”
The girl stuck out her hand and said, “Thank you, Jerry. My name is Venus. Where are you from, Jerry. The south, right?”
Jerry blushed a little. “I guess my southern accent gives me away. I’m from South Carolina.” Rather than shaking her hand, he took it and kissed it. “Where chivalry is not dead.”
“You are a real southern gentleman, aren’t you?” Venus said, a warm smile gracing her face.”
“I am, indeed,” Jerry said, returning Venus’ smile. “But I have led a sheltered life back there and I decided I needed to sew some wild oats while I’m still young.”
Venus grabbed Jerry’s hand and led him through the beaded curtain back into the room from which she had earlier emerged. The room was cloudy with smoke and heavy with the scent of burning incense. “In that case, let me introduce you to my bong.”
Jerry got a worried look on his face. “I’ve never smoked pot before. Isn’t it bad for your health?” he asked.
“Do I look unhealthy to you?” Venus asked, taking a hit from the bong.
Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are velvet, cloud, and hippie. Also for these Daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (speculate), Word of the Day Challenge (monotonous), Your Daily Word Prompt (chivalry), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (health).
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