Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Not too long ago
An editor read my one of my manuscripts
And commented on a chapter
That involved underwear.
I laughed aloud reading this,she said.
Five-acre native prairie in the Midwest
Handsome guy (younger) works for protagonist
She’s not so bad herself
There’s an obvious attraction
But because she’s older
She can’t imagine he really wants her.
She then has a Walter Mitty moment.
The handsome guy
Asks if she would give him a pair of her underwear
(please don’t ask why this came to my mind)
And yes
The ones she wearing!
But now she has to think
Am I wearing the silky black ones with lace?
Or the thick white cotton old lady ones?

The scene then goes on and on
And gets more outrageous with her imagination.
After I amused myself writing this
I got to thinking
Has underwear ever starred in one of your stories?
And what if a whole book or movie
Was based on underwear?
How about:
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Underwear
The Secret life of Underwear
Midnight In My Underwear
Underwear Reloaded
Divergent Underwear
Got another “underwear” title?




Patsy said...

I wrote a story about socks - does that count?

baili said...

that sounds wonderful
best of luck

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

These are great! Too funny. I can't come up with any new underwear titles, but I'd certainly enjoy reading any one of these. It would be a humorous book for sure.

menopausal mama said...

"Midnight In My Underwear"----that's hilarious! :)

Arlee Bird said...

I can see why the editor laughed--I did too. It's a funny image.

I can't recall any story that I've written that featured underwear, but I've had those dreams about being in public wearing my underwear.

Let's see--a title?-- How about "Fifty Shades of Underwear", the story of the guy that got tired of his tighty whities and set out on a quest to find as many colors of underwear that he could locate.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out