KITSCH

Can a person be kitsch?

He’s sweet, but he wears trouser braces with a garish shirt and hat and brightly coloured cords.

I give him a chance, but then he invites me back to his and I see the living room…

1970s mustard-orange decor and chintzy lamps, and I’m out.

‘I’ll be off,’ I say.

‘Not yet,’ he says.

Even the knife has a an ornate china handle. Yuck.


Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week’s prompt was: Kitsch. Click on the link to read more stories by other writers.


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21 responses to “KITSCH”

  1. You made me reach for my sunglasses! And the knife… I can hear the ominous music.

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    1. Just the response I was hoping for. Thanks Jenne – and so nice to find a fellow Glasgow-based writer!

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  2. Ha! The clashing of tastes can sort things out quickly.

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    1. IT can make or break a relationship in quick time! 🙂

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  3. Not exactly the ending I was expecting! Nice one Iain.

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    1. Glad I can still spring the odd surprise! Thanks Keith

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  4. When you don’t pick up on the first red flags….🥺
    Mwahahaha!! 😂😂

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    1. Yeah, the braces should’ve been enough to warn her!

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  5. Lol. Almost makes you wish you could bring your own non-kitschy murder weapon! Well, maybe not.

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    1. Ha, she should have brought something for self-defence for sure!

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  6. Dear Iain,

    It would be terrible to be murdered with a kitschy knife. I’ll bet the guy’s kitchen appliances are avocado green, too. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I had avocado green in there but had to lose it for the word count! 🙂

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  7. Death by kitsch, the ultimate horror!

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    1. Going out in (a lack of) style!

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  8. Wow love how this twists. So good!

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