Strange Boys

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This would be CeCe’s and Ricky’s last date.  She’d been infatuated with him for so long, actually becoming his girlfriend had been thrilling, surreal.  She’d felt like Molly Ringwald at the end of Pretty in Pink.  And the first kiss…a warm shock of excitement shot through her still when she thought of it.  It always would.  But they just weren’t compatible.

They stood in front of the scarecrow at the edge of her family’s property, CeCe knowing that they were in full view of her mother’s reproachful gaze.  She told Ricky she thought they’d be better off as friends and Ricky seemed genuinely surprised.

“I thought things were good,” he protested.

If you only had a brain.

Alone in her room that night, CeCe’s disappointment faded.  Ricky would spend his life in this town, as his family had done for generations.  There was nothing wrong with that, of course.  She just wanted a different life.  There were places she wanted to explore, strange boys she wanted to kiss.

She started packing her suitcase.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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24 thoughts on “Strange Boys

      1. Certainly is much safer! LOL! Sometimes when there is someone we think we really really want to be with ends up to not be the right one. That happens a lot!

    1. I agree, it can be so hard to let go of someone you really like but that you know isn’t right for you. Ultimately though, you’ll be glad you did. Thanks for reading!

  1. A disappointment for him, but better that, than to give him false hopes that she would actually be happy being with him. She did the right thing. Wonderful story.

    1. Thank you! Yes, some people just are not built for small town life. Who knows, maybe when she’s ready to settle down and have kids she’ll come back.

  2. I’m sure she did the right thing. Crushes are such short-lasting things, and CeCe and Ricky were just too different to be happy together for long. Best to move on. Lovely story.

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