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When I Think of Shorts, I Don’t Think of Shorts

April 23, 2010  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Craft   4 Comments

I think of short skirts.

Oh come on, you had to have seen that coming!

I remember the first time, as a hormone-drenched teenage boy, my girlfriend wore a short skirt.

Now, as a fine American hot-blooded young man, I had an appreciation for girls in short skirts. However, short skirts should come with a warning label:


So there she was, prancing out of her house (this girl liked to prance), in a short skirt.

Jenny (named changed to protect the guilty): “What are you staring at?”


“Hello? McFly?”

“Uh, sorry. That’s a great skirt.”

“Thank you!”

“Ok, you’re still staring,” she said.

At this point, I give myself a little shake. “Sorry, it’s just that, I can be sitting right by you and place my hand on your thigh and, you know, connect with actual flesh.

“Shut up.”

“It’s like candy without the wrapper!”

“You know, I can be sitting right by you and my fist can connect with your face.

Heh. Jenny was always the spunky one.

Anyway, where I was going with this? Oh ya: The short story contest I’m entering actually has a June deadline, not May as I mistakenly thought.

So I am still working on that sucker, which is good, because I blew past my deadline suffering through the MAN COLD.

It’s turning out to be darker than I was thinking. The short, not the cold. That’s mostly over. The cold that is.

Sadly, there are no short skirts in my short, but there is prancing.

4 comments on: When I Think of Shorts, I Don’t Think of Shorts

  1. Donna Bell April 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Really, omg this is so man typical — a cold is stopping you from writing? Good thing you never had to give birth. As for the skirts — may I recommend you stay inside during the good weather or you will never make your deadline.

    • Anthony April 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      Yup. Couldn’t even read. All I could do was watch PJ TV videos.

  2. J.C April 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Lucky for you the deadline is June then huh? I’m so lucky I can’t get man-sick. Nothing would ever get done around the place!

    Still want to read it when its done. Dark is good 🙂

  3. Lady Glamis5 April 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Yay for the June deadline! Because I don’t have a ton of entries yet. Thank you so much for entering! 🙂

    This post really had me laughing, by the way. 🙂

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