October 19, 2007

Fiction Friday: Karma's A Bitch

This Week’s Theme: What happens when a character, while cleaning out a house before moving out, finds a roll of film?
Dear Crystal,

Since you weren't around today, I had to get my things from your closet. Remember my gray sweater you never gave back? Now I know why. Red wine doesn't come out. Just like your red lipstick didn't come out of Ricky's underwear. I'm sure you two will make a great couple, just right for each other. Conniving, backstabbing, klepto bitch and smug, arrogant, heartless prick.

Anyway, I also found that CD I lost months ago, you know, the one signed by Bruce Springsteen? That JJ gave me for my birthday last year? I can't for the life of me figure out how it fell into that shoe box behind your old suitcase. And my diamond studs, the ones my dad gave me for my birthday two weeks after I moved in here with you? Yeah, also in the same shoe box. Along with my shoes. Go figure.

Since you felt it was OK to "borrow" my things for so long, I thought it would be OK if I "borrowed" one thing I found while getting my stuff from your closet. Remember that disposable camera you bought one night, that night we went clubbing and you got wasted and all "curious" and brought home that Rachel girl from that gay bar?

Yeah, Crystal. Welcome to instant internet fame. See you on the Web, bitch.

Love forever,
Your newest ex-roommate, Shaundra.


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7 comments:

lissa said...

I like reading this. Revenge can be sweet.

~willow~ said...

whoohoooooo! I was *so* rooting for the writer, I love how the anger is channeled into so much sarcasm. fyi, I wasn't sure until she signed off that she was in fact a girl, and not an ex-boyfriend, dunno if I wasn't paying attention or if that ambiguity was intended.

& thanks for the awesome comment on mine :-) I'm only now making my FF rounds, maybe that'll prompt others to visit? Who knows. :-) Have a good weekend!

Jodi Cleghorn said...

Ouch! I loved the ambiguity too and the double guessing that kept going on in my mind.

I wonder what made them fall out in the first place. Another good reminder that you should never take pictures!

Square1 said...

Revenge is sweet! NICE!

Gene said...

Very well written. Sets some background and tells a story in very few words.

gautami tripathy said...

Ha ha! I enjoyed that. I have felt that way a few times.

:D

Ingrid said...

This was really good. What a strong voice.