Breaking Up

November 24, 2021 at 9:34 am 33 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 November 2021

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
High school was over. Headed to California, Emma would soon be leaving the neighborhood where she grew up. She decided it was time to break up with her boyfriend too.

While she was wild and a free spirit, Tom was the typical Boy Scout.

Emma knew he loved her despite her imperfections. But it wasn’t enough to keep the relationship going.

At this point in her life, she was looking for a kindred spirit who shared what others might perceive as character flaws.


She worried that Tom might take it hard. If only she knew, he’d already found somebody new.

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33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  November 24, 2021 at 10:10 am

    His heart will be broken. But not for long, He’ll find a girl scout who shares his virtues

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      neil:

      i shouldn’t worry much about him. he’s a big boy now and a boy scout. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. larry trasciatti  |  November 24, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    At least it was a mutual thing. Hope they can both go on to happy lives

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    • 4. plaridel  |  November 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      larry:

      the least we can do is wish both of them well.

      Reply
  • 7. dorahak  |  November 24, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    And that’s the way it goes . . . .I wonder how she’ll feel when she finds out, Boy Scout or no. Good story, Plaridel.
    Pax,
    Dora

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    • 8. plaridel  |  November 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      dora:

      i think she’d be happy for him. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Liz Young  |  November 25, 2021 at 5:03 am

    So it works out well for both of them, with neither heart broken.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  November 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

      liz:

      it looks like it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. James McEwan  |  November 25, 2021 at 6:55 am

    What a wish mash of youngsters flaws.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  November 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

      james:

      those were the days. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Mason Bushell  |  November 25, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Poor guy! great story.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  November 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

      mason:

      thank you for reading as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
      • 15. Mason Bushell  |  November 26, 2021 at 1:31 am

        You’re welcome. Half the fun is seeing what we all find in the prompt isn’t it.

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        • 16. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:09 am

          mason:

          i know, i know. 🙂

          Reply
  • 17. GHLearner  |  November 25, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    …despite her imperfections… I think it’s him who’s flawed. Good for her to get out of there. Good story.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  November 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

      gabi:

      good point.

      Reply
  • 19. Bill  |  November 25, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Great story. Real life, especially for two so young. Remember the Boy Scout motto, ‘be prepared.’ 🙂

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:09 am

      bill:

      i know it fully well. i was once a boy scout too. 🙂

      Reply
      • 21. Bill  |  November 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        🙂

        Reply
  • 22. rochellewisoff  |  November 26, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    it sounds like she fretted over him for nothing. He probably saw the handwriting on the wall. Good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 23. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:08 am

      rochelle:

      he did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 24. draliman  |  November 26, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I guess Tom knew it was destined never to be as well!

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    • 25. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:08 am

      draliman:

      it was never meant to be.

      Reply
  • 26. Keith's Ramblings  |  November 26, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Opposites attract for a while, but there comes a point when that’s not enough . A great take plaridel.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  November 26, 2021 at 11:08 am

      keith:

      you’re absolutely right. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. Bear  |  November 27, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Great story! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • 29. plaridel  |  December 1, 2021 at 9:20 am

      jellico:

      i’m glad you liked it. happy holidays to you too. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. pennygadd51  |  November 27, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Nice depiction of how contrary many human beings can be, never doing the predictable thing.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  December 1, 2021 at 9:20 am

      penny:

      it could be a blessing and a curse.

      Reply
  • 32. Sandra  |  November 30, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Ah, a comforting ending. I wonder if she will find it equally comfortable.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  December 1, 2021 at 9:19 am

      sandra:

      thank goodness! 🙂

      Reply

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