Teenage Maisie summoned her parents to the kitchen for a serious discussion.
‘You want to marry, don’t you?’ asked mother, and then she sighed.
‘Worse,’ father said, ‘she’s probably pregnant…’
Maisie shook her head.
‘Mother, father, I… I like girls more than boys.’
Her parents sighed relieved. They were liberals.
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45 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #68”
A twist & a turn as expected 🙂
Haha, very awesome short story.
This exact story actually happened to a friend of mine recently.
Is she happy?
Yes, she’s very happy. Her 13-year-old daughter recently confessed to her that she was gay, when she was thinking she’d been thinking she was pregnant. So, yeah, relieved and very happy!
Love that the response was a sigh of relief! Nice twist!
They were liberals they were!
I wish there were more parents like them
Then maybe the world would stop being peopled… 🙂
Very accurate response, Vinc ;). But actually I don’t think parents can force their children to sex with the opposite gender, so gay is gay no matter if his/hers parents accept it or not. They won’t populate the world.
And what would happen if I tell my parents. “‘Mother, father, I… I like boys more than girls.’’ hmmn.
They will throw you out probably, no?
Ohh. I certainly hope not. 😦
love this.. haa good twist
Now things are getting interesting. Love the pic.
Dear aunt, if I were you I would not sit calmly on the beach looking at only-you-know-what… What if a great wave will wash over you?
Will you leave your faraway nephew auntless?
I can only confess to being ignorant of your meaning…
Your Gravart aunt! Your Gravatar!
Hahahahaha…I’ll leave the view to your imagination and btw, no waves here, so Aunt is safe…
This was very funny! Love the “twist” ending, also the first line for whatever reason struck me as very amusing. Great pic too.
I tip my hat!
You crack me up (as well as being an inspiration for saying the most through fewest words) . . . keep it up!!!
That’s good to hear. 🙂
My next invisible gift will be glue of the stickiest kind. Just in case the cracks turn out to be perilous…
Nice story movement!
It would be interesting if everybody could talk to the family about everything and receive a positive reaction back… They don’t need accept, but could respect, at least. I know a guy who would spank his sister if he had heard that from her.
Fiction is one thing, reality another. 🙂
I know. Sometimes, fiction is better…
Cute…. your stories are most enjoyable… Love the painting you chose to go with… 😀
So wish more parents would respond this way so that we would not lose individuals who cannot live with their hidden truths.
Oh noes Vincent is up to mischief..
Only a little bit.
haha didn’t see the last line coming. also, i’ve been inspired by your 50word stories and decided to post one myself.
That’s good. Send me a link and I’ll check it.
Not many parents would be relieved!
I think, I’d skip the part: “They were liberals”. Would be more intriguing & surprising.
Did you find that part humorous? I thought the twist at the end plus the humor really pulled it all together.
Sometimes, Julie, three more words need to be added to forty-seven that have been already written, to make fifty… and rather that adding adverbs or adjectives…
You are very skilled at keeping a level of dramatic tension in your stories. How’s your story on Oliver Colors coming along?
Though there’s plenty of writing that needs to be done.
96,000 words right now.
I must cut at least 16,000… Don’t know how I will do it though. 😦
jolly thats a lovely turn. =))
The twist would have been greater without that pic 🙂
But I respect for what I see on the top right side -/I donate $1 to charity for each new follower!/
God bless U
I have two daughters and I would love them to come to me with this conversation! It would keep them away from men like me. And I’m a Republican, by the way – toleration is not merely a liberal virtue.