100 Word Challenge - Handsome

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the stately Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Handsome".

100 Word Challenge

Handsome Is as Handsome Does

"Jerry, the kid down the street. You know him, Ma."
"Jerry? You mean that nice young man two doors down?"
"Exactly. Cops just took him away in a squad car."
"What's he supposed to have done?"
"Well, the cops say him and two other guys went downtown and held up the liquor store on Main. They beat the snot out of Joey, the clerk, and made a real mess out of the store. Then they drove down Main and shot holes in all the store front windows."
"I don't believe it. He's such a nice young man. So handsome."



Grandmother said...

Ain't it the truth! I could picture this one.

Tara R. said...

I can believe this conversation has been had many times. It's never the pretty boys.

(I can't find the link to VV's prompt this week. Where did you get the new word?)

Indigo said...

If ever there were a case for looks can be deceiving...(Hugs)Indigo

PattiKen said...

Yep, that's what all the moms say. Except for the ones who said "Handsome is as handsome does."

Maggie said...

Was going to say "ain't that the truth," and then I saw that Grandmother said the exact same thing. But, yep. Exactly. :) I like where you went with the prompt. Nicely done.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

So true, people tend to attribute only good qualities to those who are attractive.

You are so good at dialog!

Ms. Marsha said...

If I could only tell you how many times my mother has said the same thing.