I worked in a personal theme this week. For more information, see my post from last week here. For those of you who might wonder, Warner’s Safe Kidney & Liver Cure was a real thing. In fact, the bottle it was in are collectible today, priced about $200 on eBay. If they were full, I just might consider it.
Word Count: 104
Good for what ails you
“Excuse me, ma’am?”
Sizing him up as the next drunk she’d serve that night, Gloria arched her brow. “Help you?”
“Yes’m. I’m in dire need. Got any Warner’s Liver Cure?”
“What’re you talking about?” The stink on him was strong.
“Brown bottle. Everyone knows Warner’s.” His yellow eyes implored her to try.
“Alright – no promises.” Sighing, she turned, looking at the highest shelf. Dusty, forgotten, a brown bottle winked at her. “This it?”
“Amen! Cured at last.”
Reaching for it, he was gone, mist marking his spot.
Amazed, Gloria went back to wiping the bar. Couldn’t even try to make sense of that one.
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