In Other Words — A Source of Resentment

03875C41-C880-43D2-A84F-3106D7461F33I have never been one to toss out a quick and easy compliment.

When it comes to romantic relationships, that has been to my detriment.

My inability to speak flattering words is a bit of a bafflement.

And it’s not something that my lovers view with any measure of amusement.

It turns out that my lack of exuberance can be a source of resentment.


In other words

Written for the In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. The challenge this week is to write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the picture above and/or the word “compliment.” Today I used only the word, not the picture Patricia provided. I substituted another image I found on the internet that I felt better illustrated my story.

9 thoughts on “In Other Words — A Source of Resentment

  1. Paula Light June 5, 2019 / 9:04 am

    Interesting. I was going to write about this same thing, men like you. It used to be a source of much upset for me. I never could understand it.

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    • Fandango June 5, 2019 / 10:05 am

      Men like me? Whoa, hold on, girl. This is flash fiction, not autobiographical. I guess I should have written it in third person instead of first person. 😏

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      • aguycalledbloke June 6, 2019 / 8:19 am

        Ha ha ha ha – now that’s funny, l laughed out so loud at your response l woke Scrappy!! ‘Men like me!” Ha ha

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  2. aguycalledbloke June 6, 2019 / 8:21 am

    Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    Now as far as Flash goes, this is good, but then Fandango knows flash, but l am reblogging this for the exchange further down in the compliments between Paula and Fandango – now that’s funny and it did make me giggle loud. I can just see Fandango taking a double look at that!

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  3. Patricia June 27, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    I was sure your lines were fiction and happy that it was confirmed. Although, I do agree that some guys need a course in communication. Thanks for sharing.

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