Friday Fictioneers — The Gift

87422AA2-ABD8-434E-A93A-AA8D4B14C35C“Which one do you think I should get him?” Darryl asked his girlfriend.

Diane shrugged. “How should I know?” she asked. “I’ve only met your father that one time.”

“There are the ones with the floral patterns that say ‘Islander’ on them,” Darryl said, “or the one that says ‘Aloha’ on it. Do you think he’d like one of those?”

“They’re nice,” Diane said.

“Maybe he’d prefer one of the other ones with the straw weave on the front,” Darryl said.

“Darryl,” Diane said, “Whatever you decide, I think he’ll be happy just knowing that you were thinking about him.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Jan Wayne Fields.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Gift

  1. Na'ama Yehuda May 16, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    She’s no help, now, is she? I have a feeling she ain’t all that certain that her dad WOULD be happy … and she doesn’t want to be the one blamed for picking the ‘wrong’ one … Or … does she want him to fail?

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    • Fandango May 16, 2020 / 11:17 pm

      You’re probably right that she doesn’t know and doesn’t want to be blamed. But I don’t think she wants him to fail.

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  2. leigha66 May 17, 2020 / 4:31 pm

    Not much to chose from to have a dilemma over… personally I have an uncle that has a small hat collection and the brighter the better, so the Aloha hat would be the winner.

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  3. granonine May 18, 2020 / 2:52 pm

    Those two may not be the best match–two people who can’t make a simple decision without lots and lots of discussion. Just–don’t get him the pink one. I don’t think he’s a pink kind of guy 🙂

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