My work-in-progress is set in 1960, so I went on ebay and bought a whole slew of magazines from that year. Despite the mildew (wow, do old magazines reek!), I’ve enjoyed checking out the news of the day (Kennedy vs Nixon), the fashion (girdles, garters and shirtwaist dresses), and especially the advertisements (Ipana toothpaste, S & H green stamps, and Philip Morris cigarettes). Needless to say, magazines are on my mind and I wondered what stories you have about the magazines in your life, either from your younger years or from today.
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.
▪ Avoid offensive language.
Have a good weekend, everyone!