Bringing the Pockle

I’m gearing up to go to Magna cum Murder Mystery Festival, and that means new fingernail polish.

Hey, it can’t all be about food.

I got this bee-youtiful stuff called Spoiled by Wet N Wild, which sounds like a lot more fun than nail polish has any business sounding. It was only a buck-ninety-nine, so that was a plus. Please, don’t anybody tell me what they put in it to make it so glittery, ’cause I don’t wanna know. pocklyIt is, as our next-door grandson would have said when he was wee, very pockly. He had trouble with his s’s and his r’s.

It’s odd, but my nails are longer now than when they were painted blue, but the brown polish makes them look shorter than the blue polish did. Don’t you think that’s odd? Well, I think that’s odd.

So I will wear my pockly nail polish and my pockly fascinator and my pockly scarf and dazzle my fellow Magnets. Gentlemen, don your goggles.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What is your main character’s favorite fashion accent?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Bringing the Pockle

  1. Karen Casey Fitzjerrell

    October 24, 2013 at 8:59am

    Ver-ly inter-reeeesss-ting. I had my nails done yesterday – not for your festival, but for the Texas Book Festival in Austin Texas this weekend. Red, bright red. Maybe the flash of color will attract book buyers to my booth. Ya’ think? Maybe I should’ve gone with “pockly.”Oh dear!

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      Marian Allen

      October 24, 2013 at 11:59am

      No, bright red is always good! I did red for my previous book, which had red on the cover, then blue for the blue one, now brown and pockly because I won’t be hand-selling at this festival. Yeah — go for the red!

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  2. Jane

    October 24, 2013 at 10:39am

    It’s an A-Pockly-Clypse!!!
    Have fun at the deadly event!

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      Marian Allen

      October 25, 2013 at 9:44pm

      As soon as I get home, I’m taking off the polish and cutting my nails. They’re a-drivin’ me crazy! lol! I need ’em short for the Christmas baking. 🙂

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