The New Guy [flash 145]

Man in shades

“So, I introduced Dad to my new boyfriend Ken last night,” Barbara said to her friend Midge as they perused the brunch menu.

Midge peered at Barbara over the menu. “Ooh! How did that go? He’s always had so much antipathy to everyone you’ve dated.”

“Dad is just quixotic.” Barbara shrugged. “He has such grand ideals, but normal people can’t live up to them. However, this time he was unperturbed by my choice.”

“I assume that’s because Ken didn’t argue with your dad about politics?” Midge smiled.

“Ken didn’t say a word!” Barbara laughed. “I’ve found a genuine trophy this time. The strawberry French toast sounds good to me today. How about you?”

“I’m thinking of a veggie omelette,” Midge said. “But I still think you could do better than a plastic blowup doll who never argues about anything.”

“Nah.” Barbara said. “I like dolls.”


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26 responses to “The New Guy [flash 145]

  1. My older sister used to make me play the Barbie game with her and her friends when I was little and I always ended up being Poindexter.

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  2. I love how effortlessly you combined all the challenges and got something very fun in the end! Nice story :))

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  3. Haha! I think he is perfect, specially for meeting with dad!


  4. Brilliant take on all the prompts.

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  5. 😆 Barbara & Ken… well done with the prompt words! ✨🌠

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  6. And life size male dolls don’t just roll over and start snoring after their job is done.

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  7. This is really funny, and unexpected! Thanks for joining in .Sorry I’m late approving the pingback

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  8. I believe that my older brother still dates an inflatable. He’s 74 & not all that attractive, so…

    Enjoyed your tale. Salute.

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  9. Nice use of all the prompts. Have you ever seen the film Lars and the Real Girl starring Ryan Gosling. He gets a blow up doll and she takes on a real personality and the entire small town begin to go along with him in thinking she is real It is an odd but lovely small film .

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  10. She better never get a cat!

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  11. A quiet guy with an inflated ego! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

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