Total Mismatch

April 6, 2022 at 1:46 pm 31 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 April 2022

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

 
Egged on by his friend Elias, Jeff found the courage to ask Kelsey out.

But she wouldn’t hear of it.

“I’m tall and athletic while you’re short and fat,” she said matter-of-factly. “Total mismatch.”

Spurned by his long-time high school crush, Jeff put up a brave front.

“You can take it,” he muttered to himself. “You’re stronger than you think.”

That weekend, his doting mother prepared his favorite breakfast of cheese toast, sunny-side-up eggs, and sausage links.

“Is something the matter, Jeff?” she asked when he barely touched his food.

“Mama, I’ve decided to go on a diet starting today.”

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31 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  April 6, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    We’ve all been there Jeff, I hope he does what makes him happy.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  April 6, 2022 at 3:41 pm

      iain:

      perhaps he should set his aim a little lower. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  April 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    I understand his reasoning. But it’s not going tohelp with Kelsey. Given a choice between Kelsey and a fried egg, I’d take the fried egg any day

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    • 4. plaridel  |  April 6, 2022 at 3:41 pm

      neil:

      that’s funny. 🙂

      Reply
      • 5. trishsplace  |  April 6, 2022 at 9:44 pm

        I laughed too!

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        • 6. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 8:31 am

          trish:

          birds of the same feather… 🙂

          Reply
  • 7. Tannille  |  April 6, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Maybe getting healthy isn’t a bad idea. Kelsey sounds mean though. In a way they’re both shallow, he only went for her because of her appearance?

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 8:31 am

      tannille:

      from the looks of it, they don’t really deserve each other.

      Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  April 7, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Let’s hope Jeff is going to diet for himself. As for Kelsey…she sounds like someone not worth pursuing. Self-centered to the core.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

      rochelle:

      the ball’s on his court to make himself better.

      Reply
  • 11. Keith's Ramblings  |  April 7, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Good for you Jeff, you can do better than Kelsey!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

      keith:

      there are more fish in the sea alright. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Danny James  |  April 7, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Women!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 11:07 pm

      danny:

      i know, i know. 😦

      Reply
  • 15. GHLearner  |  April 7, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Wrong reason, Jeff. You should do it for yourself, Kelsey isn’t worth it.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  April 7, 2022 at 11:06 pm

      gabi:

      good point.

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  April 8, 2022 at 5:34 am

    I hope he realises Kelsey is a right nasty thing. Good to get a bit healthier, though!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

      draliman:

      hopefully, he’ll follow through with his diet and stay healthy. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  April 8, 2022 at 6:06 am

    Awww … rejection from someone you like can be painful
    He should eat healthy so he’s healthy. I hope he finds someone
    who appreciates him.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      isadora:

      like they say, you can’t win them all. it pays to live and learn and stay positive.

      Reply
  • 21. Bill  |  April 8, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Unrequited whatever. Just eat the breakfast and move on. Nice use of the prompt. 🙂

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      bill:

      sound advice. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. msjadeli  |  April 9, 2022 at 10:41 am

    He’s going to need to buy a stretching rack as well. Maybe a better alternative is to connect with someone who accepts him just the way he is?

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 9, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      msjadeli:

      super advice. I hope he can read this. 🙂

      Reply
  • 26. pennygadd51  |  April 9, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Eat less, exercise more, get involved in a team sport. Good for the body and maybe opens a few possibilities.
    On the other hand, eat the breakfast and go join a choir. They almost always have more women than men…

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    • 27. plaridel  |  April 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm

      penny:

      I couldn’t agree more especially the choir bit. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. Margaret  |  April 9, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Doting mothers can be a real problem. Jeff’s making a new start and I’m cheering him on. Kelsey’s a nasty piece of work but she provided the motivation and that’s a good thing. Great little character interplay in this story.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  April 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

      Margaret:

      your insight is much welcome. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. Sandra  |  April 11, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Just hope she’s worth it.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  April 20, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      sandra:

      i hope so too.

      Reply

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