It Wasn’t Meant To Be

April 5, 2023 at 10:54 am 24 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 April 2023

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

He was a computer nerd. She was a popular cheerleader.

Believing that opposites attract, he decided to make a bold move. The junior prom was just around the corner, so he asked her to be his date. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.

“Are you kidding me?” she said laughing. “Get over yourself.”

It was a smack down that hurt him to the core. But in a kind of twisted way, it would also make him more resilient and better equipped to handle future setbacks.

With his self-esteem in ruins, he went home to Mama for some tender loving care.


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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theministryofshrawleywalks  |  April 5, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    And what not, mums are the best, and that potential date seemed like a dick anyway! Its her loss.

    • 2. plaridel  |  April 6, 2023 at 10:19 am


      like they say, there are more fish in the sea. πŸ™‚

  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  April 6, 2023 at 3:17 am

    Better to know now, and a life lesson to build on!

    • 4. plaridel  |  April 6, 2023 at 10:18 am


      i totally agree.

  • 5. Tannille  |  April 6, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Some people are just mean.

    • 6. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:55 pm


      i know, i know.

  • 7. Keith's Ramblings  |  April 7, 2023 at 8:13 am

    It was never meant to be, but the right person will be out there somewhere, wait and see!

    • 8. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:54 pm


      hope springs eternal.

  • 9. GHLearner  |  April 7, 2023 at 11:01 am

    He can do better than that arrogant lady. Hopefully he’ll not stick around Mum for too long though.

    • 10. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:54 pm


      no, he can’t be a mama’s boy forever. πŸ™‚

  • 11. poetisatinta  |  April 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    He can do so much better πŸ’•

    • 12. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:54 pm


      i think so too. πŸ™‚

  • 13. msjadeli  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Nice texture to this one, Plaridel. Those wounds heal often stronger than the original. For the moment, Mom’s soothing will help. I agree with Gabi, Mom has to be careful not to commisserate too much with him or he’ll never cut the apron strings. I think about that Pink Floyd song, “Mother” and it is so true!

    • 14. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:53 pm


      he needs some growing up to do.

  • 15. Alicia Jamtaas  |  April 7, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Young people can be so arrogantly cruel. Hopefully, Mom will get him back on the right track and send him back out into the world of dicey situations for, through those, we learn.

    • 16. plaridel  |  April 7, 2023 at 4:10 pm


      mom will be able to take care of him for sure.

  • 17. Dawn M. Miller  |  April 8, 2023 at 3:29 am

    As a mom, this resonated with me. I have soothed a few broken hearted sons in my life.

    • 18. plaridel  |  April 11, 2023 at 8:57 am


      bless your heart.

  • 19. rochellewisoff  |  April 10, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    It’s such a tender age for boys as well as girls. You wrote it well.



    • 20. plaridel  |  April 11, 2023 at 8:56 am


      thank you for reading and usual support. much appreciated.

  • 21. granonine  |  April 11, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Oh dear. As a high school English teacher, I watched situations like this, and my inclination was to go “mother” the boy or girl who was refused. But that wasn’t my job. The good news is that often, the nerd blossomed later on and had more dates than he ever dreamed of πŸ™‚

    • 22. plaridel  |  April 11, 2023 at 8:56 am


      looking back, i’d been there and done that. πŸ™‚

  • 23. Sognafaret  |  April 14, 2023 at 12:56 am

    Wow what a place

    • 24. plaridel  |  April 14, 2023 at 8:30 pm


      i totally agree.


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