Love Story

June 2, 2021 at 9:06 am 44 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 June 2021

Liz Young
Photo Credit: Liz Young

 
It was one of those lazy summer day.

Rachel was watching Love Story, totally engrossed, wiping her tears with a tissue.

Suddenly, she heard a loud noise outside. When she went out looking, she saw her husband’s car crashed into the fence.

It appeared that Jeffrey accidentally released the parking brake while pretending to drive. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt.

“I’m so sorry, mom,” he said. “I didn’t mean to do it.”

“Love means never to say you’re sorry.”

Jeffrey felt relieved, if only for a moment.

“But wait until you hear from your dad,” she continued. β€œHe’ll be home shortly.”

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  • 1. neilmacdon  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Great. I’ve always thought that line was mawkish

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:50 am

      neil:

      always was, always will be. happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time.

      Reply
  • 3. Shweta Suresh  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I’m sure he’ll be hearing an earful! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:50 am

      shweta:

      he’s lucky if it just an earful. πŸ™‚

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      • 5. Shweta Suresh  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:58 am

        Depends on his dad’s mood too πŸ˜‰
        Great story, Plaridel

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        • 6. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:01 am

          shweta:

          that’s true. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 7. GHLearner  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Wait until your dad comes home-such a threatening line for too many still.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:50 am

      gabi,

      i know it full well. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Mason Bushell  |  June 2, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Erm yeah, dad is not going to be happy! Good story!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

      mason:

      anyway you look at it, he won’t be. πŸ™‚

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      • 11. Mason Bushell  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:05 am

        No he sure wont!

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        • 12. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:33 am

          mason:

          unfortunately for him. πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Tannille  |  June 2, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Hahaha buck passing. Such a timeless threat.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

      tannille:

      it’s the good cop, bad cop parenting style on display here. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 3, 2021 at 2:58 am

    A lovely remark with a sting in its tail! Nice one.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

      keith:

      thanks for the generous comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  June 3, 2021 at 6:06 am

    A short reprieve!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

      draliman:

      you’re absolutely right. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Elizabeth Young  |  June 3, 2021 at 6:59 am

    I never did understand that phrase, Love means never having to say you’re sorry – if you’ve slipped up, made a mistake, been rude, apologising proves you care.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 8:59 am

      liz:

      good point.

      Reply
  • 21. Dale  |  June 3, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I always thought that line was so stupid… but the wait till your father comes home… that is a classic!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  June 3, 2021 at 8:59 am

      dale:

      it’s a catchphrase that has been both beloved and panned through the years. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 23. Dale  |  June 3, 2021 at 9:08 am

        Yes, it has!

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        • 24. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:32 am

          dale:

          πŸ™‚

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  • 25. Nobbinmaug  |  June 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    The old stand by: “Wait till your father gets home.”

    I did that when I was a kid. My dad was under the car. Fortunately, he stopped the car before it went anywhere.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:32 am

      nobbinmaug:

      it’s dad’s job to be the disciplinarian. after all, he’s the boss with his wife’s permission. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. pennygadd51  |  June 3, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Oh dear! I wonder how many weeks allowance that will cost Jeffrey.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:32 am

      penny:

      i shudder at the thought. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. rochellewisoff  |  June 4, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I suspect Dad won’t be quite so forgiving. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 30. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:31 am

      rochelle:

      i don’t think so. jeffrey won’t hear the end of it for a long time.

      Reply
  • 31. James McEwan  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Perhaps it is time to leave home, Jeffrey. Could you go and stay with a distant relative, the further away the better.
    there was a report recently of a 9 year old taking her 4 year old sister to the beach in her dad’s car. they crashed.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  June 4, 2021 at 8:35 am

      james:

      mrthinks, that would be too harsh for jeffrey. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. msjadeli  |  June 4, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Mom’s the marshmallow and dad’s the flame. Hide, Jeffrey!

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    • 34. plaridel  |  June 7, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      msjadeli:

      he can run but he can’t hide. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Dora  |  June 5, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Yep. There always consequences. But he lucked out with his Mom watching just the right movie, lol.
    ~πŸ•ŠDora

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    • 38. plaridel  |  June 7, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      dora:

      i’m afraid it’s only a temporary reprieve though. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. michaelwynnauthor  |  June 7, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Yes, Dad may not be so forgiving but I suspect he’ll just be relieved no one was hurt

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    • 40. plaridel  |  June 7, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      michael:

      in a way, it was something to be thankful for indeed.

      Reply
  • 41. Woman walking Max  |  June 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    I like the way you surprise us with his mother’s calmness, til the sting in the tail – his father’s wrath ! Nicely done.

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    • 42. plaridel  |  June 7, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      francine:

      you better believe it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 43. Rupali  |  June 9, 2021 at 12:46 am

    πŸ˜€ What a turn.

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    • 44. plaridel  |  June 10, 2021 at 8:06 am

      rupali:

      yes, he made a wrong turn causing the accident for sure. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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