Same Old Story

May 11, 2022 at 11:00 am 31 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 May 2022

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
He had an excellent taste in women. When he saw her, he pursued her with all his charm and wit.

“Don’t fall for this dude,” her friends warned her. “He’s a womanizer of the worst kind.”

But she never listened. She thought she could change him.

After winning her over, she became like a rose plucked in the garden and put in a vase to be admired along with his cherished possessions.

It didn’t take long for him to lose interest in her, however. After all, he was more after the thrill of the chase rather than a lasting relationship.

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31 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  May 11, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    She should have listened to her friends

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    • 2. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:38 am

      neil:

      sadly, she didn’t.

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  May 12, 2022 at 1:10 am

    I guess this leopard didn’t change his spots after all.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:38 am

      iain:

      you can say that again. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Bill  |  May 12, 2022 at 10:10 am

    I need to check back for when someone comments that you’ve storied they typical male. 🙂 Well done.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:37 am

      bill:

      it’s very perceptive of you. 🙂

      Reply
      • 7. Bill  |  May 13, 2022 at 10:10 am

        🙂

        Reply
  • 8. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 13, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Another tick on his score sheet. Ladies, be warned!

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    • 9. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:37 am

      keith:

      hopefully, he’ll meet his match shortly. 🙂

      Reply
  • 10. GHLearner  |  May 13, 2022 at 2:21 am

    This is such an old myth people tell each other again and again: I can change him/her if I just love them enough. Never works. The metaphor with the plucked rose is great.

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    • 11. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:37 am

      gabi:

      you can’t say it any better.

      Reply
  • 12. rochellewisoff  |  May 13, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    What a jerk. Hopefully she’ll get smart and give him the boot. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 13. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:36 am

      rochelle:

      thank you for reading and the usual support. how can we live without you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 14. Dale  |  May 13, 2022 at 4:33 am

    I’ve met guys like him. Ugh.

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    • 15. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:36 am

      dale:

      such is life. we just have to live and learn.

      Reply
  • 16. draliman  |  May 13, 2022 at 7:34 am

    What a cad. Changing people never works, one or the other ends up miserable.

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    • 17. plaridel  |  May 13, 2022 at 8:36 am

      draliman:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 18. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  May 13, 2022 at 10:38 am

    He sounds like someone she should lose.
    A bit possesive until he loses interest. Not
    exactly, a man of good character. This is a story
    that will create a lot of dialog, Plaridel. Grrr …
    Have a great weekend … Isadora 😎

    Reply
  • 22. Brenda's Thoughts  |  May 13, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Her first mistake was thinking she could change him. Classic mistake! Well written story.

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    • 23. plaridel  |  May 15, 2022 at 8:41 am

      brenda:

      hopefully, she can learn from her mistake moving forward.

      Reply
  • 24. pennygadd51  |  May 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Oh dear! Why do we keep falling for the same type of man? Your story’s title says it all really.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  May 15, 2022 at 8:40 am

      penny:

      unfortunately, it’s fate and destiny for some.

      Reply
  • 26. msjadeli  |  May 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Plaridel, I think men are like different breeds of dogs. Some have that chase gene in them and it will not be curbed. Others are stoic and stay put.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  May 15, 2022 at 8:40 am

      msjadeli:

      well told. 🙂

      Reply
      • 28. msjadeli  |  May 15, 2022 at 8:47 am

        Thanks, Plaridel 🙂

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        • 29. plaridel  |  May 18, 2022 at 1:02 pm

          msjadeli:

          you’re welcome. 🙂

          Reply
  • 30. Margaret  |  May 15, 2022 at 5:58 am

    Poor girl. I hope she uses a bit more discernment next time round. Well told.

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    • 31. plaridel  |  May 15, 2022 at 8:40 am

      margaret:

      i hope she does for her own sanity.

      Reply

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