He’ll have to go

“Your cheap gift is a perfect indication of your love for me,” Marie-Claire said. “Only a cheapskate like you, Homer, would give a two-year-old, secondhand cell phone of uncertain provenance and brand – and with an outdated Windows-based user interface no less – to his girlfriend.”
“But honey –”
“Ex-girlfriend, Homer. Ex-girlfriend!”

– James Steerforth (© 2012)

Written for trifecta week 20. The task was to write a story using the word ‘cheap’ in 33 to 333 words. This one has 50 words.


About James Steerforth

I am an author of poetry and fiction, translator and painter who loves to have fun with borrowed feathers.
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7 Responses to He’ll have to go

  1. Sightsnbytes says:

    how can you borrow a feather? Once you pull the feather from the bird, there is virtually no way to put it back..just saying

  2. Very cute. And you clearly have a greater understanding of cell phone “fixins” than I do. Nice take on the prompt.

    Oh, and I can’t stop picturing Homer Simpson. Which actually seems appropriate. 🙂

  3. Not sure my comment posted so I’ll try again.

    You clearly have a much greater understanding of cell phone “fixins” than I do. Nice interpretation of the prompt.

    Oh, and I can’t help but picture Homer Simpson here. Which seems kind of perfect. 🙂

  4. Imelda says:

    I think he had a subtle way of breaking off from a relationship. 😀

  5. JannatWrites says:

    This was funny! I’ve gotten worse gifts (from an “ex”, of course :)) Next time maybe he’ll go for a blender?

  6. Thanks for linking up this week. This is hilarious. I’d be equally upset about the Windows-based user interface. She’s not wrong for leaving him. Nice job!

  7. jesterqueen says:

    I loved the ‘windows based interface’ moment. As though, right up until that moment he MIGHT have still had a chance, but the Windows, sheesh, that just made him Ex.

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