Changing Things Up

Tina brought the Dodge Caravan to an abrupt stop. “We need to reflect on our choices,” she said to her boyfriend, Bill.

“Wait, what?” Bill asked. “What choices are you talking about?”

“I’m sorry, Bill,” Tina said, “but I’m getting tired of listening to the same old music with you, do you know what I mean?”

“You mean you want me to find another radio station?” Bill asked.

“What I mean, sweetie,” Tina said, “is that I need some variety in my life. Sometimes you just need to change things up a bit. You know, switch from the candy you’ve been eating for ages and find a different treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.”

“Are you saying what I think you’re saying, Tina?” Bill asked, a sense of gloom starting to overwhelm him.

“That depends on what you think I’m saying, Bill.”

“Well, Tina, I think you have a lot of gall,” Bill said. “You’re no prize, you know. It won’t be that difficult for me to find new girlfriend as a substitute for you.”

“Now what in the world are you babbling about, Bill?” Tina said. “All I’m saying is that I’m tired of us always listening to pop music on the radio. I want to start experimenting with listening to hip hop.”

“Well, dammit, Tina,” Bill said, “I wish you’d say things straight instead of always using those goddam metaphors or similes, or whatever you call those things.”

Tina reached over and grabbed Bill’s hand. “Bill, honey, do you really think I’m no prize?”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompts (caravan/substitute), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (abrupt/gall), Word of the Day Challenge (reflect/gloom), Your Daily Word Prompt (music/candy), and The Daily Spur (variety/prize).

6 thoughts on “Changing Things Up

  1. Marleen December 28, 2020 / 2:39 pm

    Maybe Bill doesn’t think Tina is the best radio station? Exposed! Perhaps Tina needs a change in more than one area. But some people are just cruel when they are afraid.

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