Meeting the Parents

Palms perspiring uncontrollably, heart throbbing ceaselessly, what’s wrong with me?

My one-year boyfriend will introduce me to his parents today. He said it’s their golden anniversary and despite being separated for almost two decades, his mom eagerly waited for her dad’s come back. Thus, the grand celebration with a photo display in the old-yet-still-famous Photo Centre.

So… why I am so nervous?

I looked good, actually our friends always joke that we looked creepily alike that we can be siblings– not a couple.

My jitters are unreasonable.. but they made sense when we entered the photo-filled room.

The man in the photos, his dad, looked eerily familiar.

When I saw him face to face, his wide blue-gray eyes, which looks like mine, changed the funny joke into an ugly truth.

Word count: 130

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Photo credit: Uday of Udayology

In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) March 22, 2016.


  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post

Thank you for a though-provoking prompt, Priceless Joy!

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