A Fine Cure from Fennel Seed

A Fine Cure from Fennel Seed It s in Greenwich Village Spencer the druggist thinks his artist friend Leo has a problem with his health that could be cured through the proper use of fennel Leo thinks Spencer has a reserve ab

  • Title: A Fine Cure from Fennel Seed
  • Author: Lucius Parhelion
  • ISBN: 9781603706070
  • Page: 364
  • Format: ebook
  • It s 1932 in Greenwich Village, Spencer the druggist thinks his artist friend Leo has a problem with his health that could be cured through the proper use of fennel Leo thinks Spencer has a reserve about his inclinations that could be cured through some confidences shared with Leo Given enough time and privacy, the friends might be able to talk through their confusion PIt s 1932 in Greenwich Village, Spencer the druggist thinks his artist friend Leo has a problem with his health that could be cured through the proper use of fennel Leo thinks Spencer has a reserve about his inclinations that could be cured through some confidences shared with Leo Given enough time and privacy, the friends might be able to talk through their confusion Perhaps it s just as well that, between the relatives, the neighbors, the determined drunk, the burlesque dancer, and the five rogue puppies, there won t be much time for talking Instead, Spencer and Leo will have to find a blunter, warmer way to determine exactly what can be cured with fennel.

    One thought on “A Fine Cure from Fennel Seed”

    1. This is a pretty adorable little short set during the Depression, telling the story of how a misunderstanding over a bit of Italian translation leads to the MC realizing that he's gay. It's got nice worldbuilding details, especially for such a short piece, and some truly funny screwball comedy elements. And uses for fennel seed that I bet YOU never thought of.This is the first I've read by Mr. Parhelion, but it won't be the last.If it were longer I'd give it the full 4 points. As it is, 3.74562, [...]

    2. Parhelion has a feel for the era which shines through and almost makes up for the use of the puppies for the 'cute factor' though it doesn't ring true for the depths of the Depression. Nice demonstration of idiom vs exact meaning of words.

    3. Loved the look back in history of the pharmacy profession, and the charming linguistic error that let the two get together.

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