Over the Top

“Um, don’t you think it’s a bit excessive?” Harold asked his wife. “Pearl earrings, sparkly glitter on your skin, the bright red lipstick, the very heavy rouge on your cheeks, that blue green eyeshadow, and those fake eyelashes. What on earth prompted you to put on such heavy makeup that way?”

“Oh stop, Harold,” Elaine said. “Tonight is your new boss’ Christmas party. It’s going to be a joyous occasion and I want to make a good impression.”

“You’ll certainly make an impression, Elaine,” Harold said. “It’s over the top. You look like a freaking clown. And if you don’t stop drinking those martinis one after the other, you’ll be giving off fumes like an old gin mill.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (pearl), Your Daily Word Prompt (glitter), The Daily Spur (prompt), MMA Storytime (joyous), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (fumes).

18 thoughts on “Over the Top

    • Fandango December 8, 2020 / 10:43 pm

      Actually it’s Michele Backmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota and a total nut job. But someone (not me), gave her an extreme makeover in that photo.

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  1. Marilyn Armstrong December 8, 2020 / 6:15 pm

    The shadow and the rouge are a bit much. But the rest is probably okay, if you ditch that hideous shadow and that gory red lipstick.

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    • Fandango December 8, 2020 / 10:44 pm

      I think she needs to go wash her face and start over.

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  2. Marleen December 8, 2020 / 11:26 pm

    There’s been a lady in the news (in serious discussion) who has bright blue shadow and bright red lips. I don’t remember her having too much blush, but she has (artificially) orange hair. I can’t figure out how she thinks that looks okay, much less good.

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