All the Boys

Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.

Her sister always told her she had terrible taste in men. It started in pre-school when she let Tanner Simon look under her skirt during snack time. Then in the third grade while on a field trip to Washington D.C., she snuck Mikey Colombo into her hotel bed while their chaperone smoked on the balcony. For four minutes, they pretended to be husband and wife, naming their children Mikey, Jr. and Connie, Jr. Mikey never took her virginity, though. That came in high school when she had sex with Rico Timmonds in the auditorium underneath the stage while the theatre students rehearsed Romeo and Juliet

Now, as the foam from the waves kisses her feet, her sister swears that her fiancé paid the stripper to suck him off at his bachelor party. Maybe he did. But out of all the boys she’d loved before, he was the only one who said he loved her back.

word count: ~150


This is in response to Mondays Finish the Story: a flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided.

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16 thoughts on “All the Boys

  1. The problem is we never know… even when they seem to be the one, they don’t turn out to be. Hope this time, love wins. Well done, love the tone and cadence of this. Her anxiety was palpable at the end.

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