Soccer and Snowcones

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“Jim!” I shouted.  The doofus left the field without me and Squidge – what could he be thinking?  After soccer came snowcones – that is the vow all the moms make.  To have a mom that broke this sacred tradition is to openly announce that one is uncool to the max.  “Where you going, man?”

He turned around.  “Uh, dentist, man.  Dentist, yeah.”

I rolled my eyes.  “Dude, your mom’s not even here.  Just chill – why you want to get to the dentist so fast?  Come get snowcones, bro!”

He pretended like he couldn’t hear me and kept walking.

That was a long time ago, though.  If I’d kept my mouth shut over a $1 snowcone, Jim’s shoes wouldn’t have been noticed the next day at school.  If I’d just let his dentist excuse fly, maybe he’d have more friends.

I hear there’s free snowcones in heaven, Jim.

(145 Words)

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This depressing mutha was written for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers #200.  Thanks to Yinglan, provider of the picture! 

This was not a true story, but I think most people have those moments where they regret what a dirtbag they were when they were younger.  I know who my ‘Jim’ was.

 

12 thoughts on “Soccer and Snowcones

  1. Sophia Ismaa says:

    Well, damn. Yes, definitely regretful moments where we should have just kept our mouth shut. Poor Jim. I still see adults making their own Jim’s at this age. It never stops until we put a stop to it from a young age. 🤷‍♀️

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Will it ever really stop, or is the evil side of humanity always lurking? Would getting rid of that side get rid of what makes us human?

      Oh, lawd, you’re making me wax philosophical, haha.

      • Sophia Ismaa says:

        It is lurking. It will always be lurking. But I wouldn’t count it as our human side, it’s our unfeeling inhumane side that overshadows all sense and good conscience. When things such as this can create a ripple effect that leads to suicide, our humanity should always prevail. Bullying, teasing and mocking is never humane… there are other more human flaws, like untidiness. You can do wrong, but one must try and make amends. Although, I wouldn’t go so far as to blame a child as that is too great a burden, but authorities can do better to ensure this doesn’t happen. Authorities who stay quiet and do nothing when there is cause for concern are complicit, in my opinion. And if adults partake in mocking and bullying, they’re at fault. They should know better.

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