My latest brainwave was hair-restorative oil. Not very original you might think, but always sought after by the baldies.
Obviously I needed a new angle, and I had one. I took out a full-page ad in The Times with the usual blurb, but added – AS USED BY POPE BENEDICT.
This was immediately denied by the Vatican, and sales soared. The Vatican denies everything and nobody believes them.
It only lasted until Easter, when he appeared on that balcony as bald as a coot.
Undaunted, I realised that I needed to go into partnership.
At his next public appearance he sported a thick crop of hair, and I was made. No-one believes the Vatican; no baldy ever gives up hope.
If there is a heaven it can’t be much better than this. Me and Benny on my yacht in the Caribbean, smoking Havanas and taking turns on Miss Venezuela.
For challenge #21 in Flash Fiction
Any story about advertising blurb.