Big Mistake

July 1, 2020 at 8:59 am 52 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 July 2020

Na’ama Yehudah
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehudah

 
From the moment he laid eyes on her, Roberto knew she was the one. Or so he thought.

Mercedes was gorgeous with a body to match.

For somebody on the rebound after being dumped by his long-time girlfriend, she was heaven-sent. He became the envy of his friends when he drove her around town.

But then he found out that Mercedes was high maintenance and had an unpredictable temper.

It came to pass that Roberto had seen enough red lights and decided to break the relationship.

He took Mercedes back to the car dealer and exchanged her for another model.

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  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  July 1, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Porsche perhaps? Nice take 🙂

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    • 2. plaridel  |  July 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

      iain:

      it’s one that takes a real man to handle but the rewards are great. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Susan A Eames  |  July 1, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Ah, I did wonder when I was reading this. (Don’t agree with him: I never stopped loving my Merc!)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 4. plaridel  |  July 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

      susan:

      i don’t blame you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. larry trasciatti  |  July 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Hey maybe he should trade her in for Lisa Catera

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    • 6. plaridel  |  July 1, 2020 at 11:10 am

      larry:

      excellent choice. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. msjadeli  |  July 1, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Brilliant misdirection, Plaridel! Really good story.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

      msjadeli:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
      • 9. msjadeli  |  July 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

        You are welcome 🙂

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        • 10. plaridel  |  July 3, 2020 at 8:27 am

          msjadeli:

          🙂

          Reply
  • 11. draliman  |  July 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Trade her in for a nice reliable hatchback 🙂

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    • 12. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

      draliman:

      like they say, less headache the better. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Tannille  |  July 2, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Great play on the car/woman. Some look great but they just aren’t worth it.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

      tannille:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. justjoyfulness  |  July 2, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Aha! You got us there, imagining this beautiful woman, and it turns out to be a car 😦

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    • 16. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:12 am

      justjoyfulness:

      i didn’t mean to misdirect. i lied. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. ceayr  |  July 2, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Cars, eh!
    Can’t live with them…

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    • 20. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

      ceayr:

      if you live in a big city like new york, you don’t really need them. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. rochellewisoff  |  July 2, 2020 at 6:46 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    That was a fun misdirect. Good use of the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 22. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

      rochelle:

      i sure had fun writing it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 2, 2020 at 7:47 am

    You sure drove us in the wrong direction! Nice one plaridel

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    • 24. plaridel  |  July 2, 2020 at 8:11 am

      keith:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. granonine  |  July 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Nice use of misdirection. You had me laughing there at the end 🙂

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    • 26. plaridel  |  July 3, 2020 at 8:26 am

      linda:

      you just made my day. 🙂

      Reply
  • 27. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  July 2, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Perhaps, a Jaguar would work better for him. LOLOL
    Fun story with a surprise ending, Plaridel
    Isadora 😎

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    • 28. plaridel  |  July 3, 2020 at 8:26 am

      isadora:

      my former british manager would like to hear that. he drives a jaguar. 🙂

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      • 29. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  July 4, 2020 at 10:45 am

        And, I as well. I’ve had my little jag for 15 years. Drives like new. Have a great weekend.

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        • 30. plaridel  |  July 4, 2020 at 1:52 pm

          isadora:

          congratulations! 15 years is a lifetime for any car. 🙂

          Reply
  • 36. Natasha  |  July 3, 2020 at 12:34 am

    Maybe a Beetle would have been a better idea.;-)))

    Poor ole’ Mercedes!

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    • 37. plaridel  |  July 3, 2020 at 8:26 am

      natasha:

      cute car. i used to have yellow one back in the day. 🙂

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      • 38. Natasha  |  July 3, 2020 at 9:17 am

        Really! It’s been a personal dream to have a yellow Beetle some day 😇

        Ride in time ☺️

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        • 39. plaridel  |  July 4, 2020 at 1:53 pm

          natasha:

          sadly, it’s becoming a collector’s item now. 🙂

          Reply
  • 40. Liz Young  |  July 4, 2020 at 8:32 am

    He was driving above his pay grady anyway!

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    • 41. plaridel  |  July 4, 2020 at 1:52 pm

      liz:

      most likely, he was. 🙂

      Reply
  • 42. James McEwan  |  July 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Great misdirection with a lovely comical ending.

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    • 43. plaridel  |  July 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      james:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 44. Dale  |  July 5, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Haha! Excellent, Plaridel!

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    • 45. plaridel  |  July 7, 2020 at 8:24 am

      dale:

      thank you for the usual support. much appreciated. 🙂

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      • 46. Dale  |  July 7, 2020 at 11:08 am

        🙂

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  • 47. Bill  |  July 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I have heard that the European models can be difficult. Well done.

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    • 48. plaridel  |  July 7, 2020 at 8:24 am

      bill:

      my sentiments exactly. 🙂

      Reply
  • 49. Sandra  |  July 6, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Clever piece.

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    • 50. plaridel  |  July 7, 2020 at 8:23 am

      sandra:

      coming from you it’s a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 51. Fatima Fakier  |  July 6, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    We had fun with the double meaning here! I’m not a Merc fan myself. But those who love them, love them!

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    • 52. plaridel  |  July 7, 2020 at 8:23 am

      fatima:

      thank you for reading. glad that you like it. 🙂

      Reply

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