The Problem With ‘Plants- Flash Friday

Chelsea looked left to see every one of her friends drinking Refreshing Calorie-Free Diet Coke, faces twisted in a rictus of sheer delight. Looking to her right, her heart fluttered as her crush Jacob looked back at her, shirtless, his hairless abs gleaming in the cafeteria light, the intoxicating smell of Old Spice Brand Underarm Scent-Murdering Robot Body Spray accenting his rictus of sheer delight. Overwhelmed, she fled to the bathroom.

Her heart skipped again as she saw her face gleaming spotless in the mirror, exclusive L’oreal Paris Beauty Cream making her flesh shimmer provocatively, her face twisted in a rictus of sheer delight.

“These smilies definitely aren’t worth the adware.”

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4 thoughts on “The Problem With ‘Plants- Flash Friday

  1. It took me a reread to get it, but I do like this. At first I thought your use of actual brandnames was a little over-the-top, but once I saw the point — it was necessary to use them, similar to all the brandnames in the Josie and the Pussycats movie from about a decade back.

    Have you read Moxyland? This reminds me of some of the concepts from that.

  2. Been fighting with computer pop-up ads as of late?

    I suppose people are paid to have ads on their cars – or buzz cut into their hair – or what have you. Take it a step or two further….

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