A Real Treat

December 28, 2022 at 8:55 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 December 2022

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
After cashing in on recyclables he collected from the streets, Jaylen got a large pizza for New Year’s Eve.

It was a real treat, a luxury considering their humble circumstances.

While waiting for the green light to cross the street, a scruffy kid grabbed the pizza from behind him.

“Hey, you!” Jaylen yelled as he followed him weaving in and out of foot traffic.

The chase ended in the nearby public housing complex.

“Why did you do that?” he asked his younger brother Niles.

“You’re a slow poke,” Niles said as he opened the entrance door leading to their apartment.
 

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30 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  December 28, 2022 at 9:28 am

    All’s well that ends well

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      neil:

      true that.

      Reply
  • 3. James McEwan  |  December 28, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Niles was right. He didn’t want that pizza to get cold.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      james:

      of course, he was. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. michael1148humphris  |  December 28, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Lovely ending..

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 28, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      michael:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. GHLearner  |  December 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    You had me worried for a moment, but what a nice ending.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  December 28, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      gabi:

      i didn’t the heart to end it any other way. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Tannille  |  December 29, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I was worried about that pizza.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  December 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      tannille:

      false alarm. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. rochellewisoff  |  December 29, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I was worried for a moment that Jaylen would go hungry. Brothers. πŸ˜‰

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 12. plaridel  |  December 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      rochelle:

      brothers, indeed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Bill  |  December 29, 2022 at 9:07 am

    It’s pizza and this is now. Great story with a fun twist.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  December 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      bill:

      i’m glad you liked it. happy 2023! πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 15. Bill  |  December 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

        Same to you. πŸ™‚

        Reply
        • 16. plaridel  |  January 1, 2023 at 8:32 am

          bill:

          alright! πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 17. granonine  |  December 29, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Oh, what a relief! I guess the younger brother was just too hungry to wait πŸ™‚

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    • 18. plaridel  |  December 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      linda:

      under the circumstances, you’re right. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 30, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Brotherly fun! Nice one. Happy new year plaridel.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 1, 2023 at 8:32 am

      keith:

      thanks for reading and happy 2023 to you too.

      Reply
  • 21. poetisatinta  |  December 30, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Great ending πŸ™‚

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 1, 2023 at 8:32 am

      poetisatinta:

      it feels gratifying that you think so. happy 2023!

      Reply
  • 24. Liz Young  |  December 31, 2022 at 4:17 am

    Good twist at the end.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  January 1, 2023 at 8:32 am

      liz:

      i take it as a great compliment. happy 2023!

      Reply
  • 26. msjadeli  |  December 31, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    A twist of the best kind. Good job of misdirection. Happy Holidays, Plaridel!

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  January 1, 2023 at 8:31 am

      msjadeli:

      what would i do for an encore now? happy 2023 to you too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 28. notestowomen  |  January 3, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    I liked the twist at the end, Plaridel. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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    • 29. plaridel  |  January 4, 2023 at 6:12 pm

      adele:

      thanks for reading. happy 2023 to you too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 30. notestowomen  |  January 5, 2023 at 5:52 am

        You’re welcome. And, thank you πŸ™‚

        Reply

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