Super Perm

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A permanent wave, commonly called a perm or "permanent", involves the use of heat and/or chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair structure. By 1930, the process of
permanent-waving was well established and its importance can be gauged if one considers that the majority of middle-class women, at a rough estimate, had their hair set once a week and permed
perhaps once every three months as new hair replaced the waved hair. Bradley had curly hair. Actually, he had is hair permed and was riding on a permanent wave of success.


A permanent wave, commonly called a perm or "permanent", involves the use of heat and/or chemicals to break and reform the cross-linking bonds of the hair structure. The hair is washed and wrapped on a form and waving lotion or 'reagent' is applied. By 1930, the process of permanent-waving was well established and its importance can be gauged if one considers that the majority of middle-class women, at a rough estimate, had their hair set once a week and permed perhaps once every three months as new hair replaced the waved hair.

Bradley had curly hair. Actually, he had is hair permed and was riding on a permanent wave of success. On a "Wet Hot American Summer" he took the decision that would change his life forever: get his hair permed. How did it happen?

"My Little Eye" told me to do so."

He trusted blindly his little eye (one of his eye was smaller than the other). But it proved to be a "Failure to Launch" a new hair trend. "Bending All the Rules" didn't always paid off for Bradley. He wanted to look like the "Guardians of the Galaxy." But he ended looking more like some "Burnt" "Wedding Crashers" "Older than America."

Bradley decided to do humanitarian work in Syria. Unfortunately he got shot by an "American Sniper." In reality, it was an "American Hustle." A member of the Islamic State (IS) stole the uniform of an "American Sniper" and shot the enemies who crossed his path. As a result Bradley had to go back home to recover from his injury.

Once he went to Chinatown and a Chinese man asked his name. When Bradly told his name the Chinese man said:

"Brad Lee?!" the nephew of Bruce Lee?"

"Do I look like Bruce Lee!?" responded Bradley annoyed.

"Yes Man." You look like his nephew."

This Chinese had "Limitless" sense of humor. How could a permed-hair man with a mustache looks like Bruce Lee? Actually, he looked more like The Jackson 5 than Bruce Lee. Another time Bradly went to The Bronx. A black man asked him if he was the sixth member of The Jackson 5. "Limitless" sense of humor.

"New York, I Love You."

Said Bradley to himself with irony. He never went back to Chinatown and The Bronx. He just hanged around in his neighborhood in Manhattan drinking Baileys in his favorite pub. When he gave up on his permed hair he went back to Chinatown and The Bronx. He saw the Chinese man and the black man who made fun of him weeks earlier. They didn't recognize him and didn't even talk to him. It was all the fault of this damn permed hairstyle that looked so ridiculous. So, if you don't want people to make fun of you. Don't look weird. Don't perm your hair. At least, not the way Bradley did it.

"I grew up in a very old-fashioned Roman Catholic, Italian-Irish family in Philly."

Perm his hair was an act of rebellion against old-fashioned Roman Catholic Church. But people made fun of him so much (especially in Chinatown and The Bronx) that he finally gave up on his new rebellion (hairstyle).

"I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

He thought he looked great with permed hair, and horrifying with normal hair. But some people (especially in Chinatown and The Bronx) made him change his mind.

"When I'm into a woman, I literally can't stop staring. I'm like a little kid. I become completely entranced."

Every man on Earth couldn't stop staring at the woman Bradley is into. Every man are like little kids when staring at Irina.

"I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around."

Included with ugly women? Bradley talks like that because he likes beautiful women. For a reason he picked up the most beautiful and sexy woman he could find on Earth, Irina, the ex of Cristiano.

"This is what I believe to be true. You have to do everything you can. You have to work your hardest. And if you do, if you stay positive, then you have a shot at a silver lining."

In the case of Bradley, it would be a shot at a "copper lining."

"So, goodnight Bradley. "A Star Is Born": Brad Lee. But please, don't ever perm your hair again if you want to remain a star."


Submitted: March 09, 2018

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