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The Breakup

by Simon Stratton

A warm tub of Haagen-Dazs sat on the floor next to the sofa where she slept and a pile of used tissues huddled nearby like scared albino hampsters. I had made a mistake coming over. She was more upset about her boyfriend leaving than I had been expecting and the last thing she needed right now was her friends hitting on her. I pulled a blanket from a drawer and used it to cover her. I knew had to do the right thing. I would wait until tomorrow before sending the flowers and discrete packet of condoms.

6S

Simon Stratton, co-author of Accidents Happen, attended Manchester University.

5 comments:

Madam Z said...

Well, aren't you the sweetest, most tactful guy! NOT!

I forgive you, however, because of this teriffic line: "a pile of used tissues huddled nearby like scared albino hampsters." Well, actually, the whole six is pretty darned good.

Jerry Allen said...

THAT was funny though!

Linda said...

Excellent 6. And thanks for the insight about how male friends REALLY think about their female friends... hmmm...

Anonymous said...

BOO-YAH!

Baby Island said...

Love the "abino hamsters". Oh, and the "discreet packet of condoms".. I need a friend like you.

Good job.