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FF – Teen Love Story

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson.

Copyright Dale Rogerson

Teen Love Story

Jimmy stopped and looked at the snow-covered flowers.

Beautiful?

Bedraggled.

Life had lost all colour.

He kicked them, sending snow sparkles flying amongst the trees. He was alone, all alone, and always would be. He knew that now. She had blanked him, his life was over, a pathetic messโ€ฆ

Bzzz beep!

A text! A text from her!

hey jimmy soz battery died would love to go school winter prom with you pick me up 7 30 โค

Life was beautiful! Jimmy felt like singing! Joy to the world!

Heart bursting with happiness, he headed to the pharmacy to buy some condoms. Game on!

  1. February 24, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    hehehe Teenage life is always so dramatic! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. February 24, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    I love the last line! Brilliant, made me chuckle

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:00 am

      Thanks, I thought it needed some reality at the end.

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  3. February 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Guess I’m old… sexually active high schoolers? I smell a tragedy in their future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:03 am

      It’s unlikely to end well, according to various teen TV dramas… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  4. February 24, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    LOL, the roller coaster of black or white youth’s feelings! ๐Ÿ™‚ well done.

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  5. February 24, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    No happy medium with this guy. I think the condoms may be optimistic though! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Yes, I expect there’s a lot of over-optimism at school dances ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. February 25, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Been there, done that. Then coming home alone with my condoms safe and sound in my pocket. Normality restored, life back to (just one shade of) grey ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:08 am

      Yes. ever optimistic yet frequently disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. February 25, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Oh my. I hope he doesn’t set his expectations too high. Made me grin at the middle and at the end. Boys and their toys.

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:08 am

      I fear he may be disappointed by the end of the evening!

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  8. February 25, 2021 at 4:28 am

    Aw, how sweet! Jimmy’s gonna blow up some balloon animals for his crush…

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    • February 25, 2021 at 8:11 am

      That’s exactly what he bought them for…

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  9. February 25, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Ali

    How quickly the mood can change. Condoms? It seems he’s assuming a lot. But at least she hasn’t ghosted him after all. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • February 26, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, at least he’ll still get to go to the dance with her, though probably straight home afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ali

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  10. February 25, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Obviously, a Boy Scout taking heed of their motto ‘be prepared’. Well, you never know!

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    • February 26, 2021 at 10:36 am

      You never know, indeed! Though I’m usually pretty sure – I won’t say which way ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. February 25, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    That kid needs to slow way down. He could be making a bad mistake and really end up alone. Also, condoms are not foolproof. What’s his hurry. —- Suzanne

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    • February 26, 2021 at 11:20 am

      He’s just trying to be safe, just in case ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. February 25, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Oh, you had me giggling at your last line. There was me thinking you’d written a romance…Are kids nowadays just less hypocritical than my generation, I wonder?

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    • February 26, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Ha, possibly ๐Ÿ™‚ Me, write a romance…?

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  13. February 25, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Jimmy is such a pragmatist!

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  14. February 25, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    hopefully, he’ll rise to the occasion. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. February 25, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    That last line!!!!! I needed the laugh. Thank you!

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  16. February 26, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Is that really how boys think these days? A prom date means sex? I felt his sorrow, then his joy, until that moment.

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  17. February 26, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Usage is not guaranteed but at least he is responsible. An such optimism.

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  18. February 26, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Ahhh… to be again so young and so full of angst and confidence within minutes of each other… No thanks!

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    • February 26, 2021 at 11:26 am

      I’m not sure I could take it any more. Gotta think of my blood pressure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. February 26, 2021 at 11:03 am

    yeah… the game isn’t over if the condoms are involved haha

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  20. February 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Hormones running high and like all emotional teenage dramas will end in embarrassment.

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    • February 27, 2021 at 5:49 am

      Very probably, I think he’s set his hopes too high and it’s all going to go wrong.

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  21. February 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Ah, the life of a teenager. Don’t miss it, I have to say, the mood swings, way up-way down. You made a great point in the story. When you are feeling down, life does often look dull. I have had a fair amount of dull days as of late. Well done!

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  22. March 1, 2021 at 4:52 am

    From the depths of despair to the heights of hopefully impending ecstasy all in 100 words and smoothly too. Good’n!

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  23. Michael Humphris
    March 1, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    O dear, Jimmy may get his feathers ruffled if she is a modern girl

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    • March 2, 2021 at 6:02 am

      I think he’s in for a disappointing evening.

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  24. March 2, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Life is so extreme at that age, right up or right down. Cracking last line. Reminded me of a mate I had at that age. His pockets were always bursting with condoms, mainly because he never got to use them, but he was always hopeful.

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  25. March 25, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    OMG, the last line is brilliant! That impulse purchase though…

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  1. February 27, 2021 at 10:23 pm

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