Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about bringing home an unconventional boyfriend, begins after the photo.
Genre: General Fiction/Humor
The dinner had gone better than Gina Cheng ever hoped. Her father, Hong-Li, said little to her boyfriend, but then he rarely spoke anyway. Her mother, Qing, always the supportive one, waved goodbye to Hank as he drove away on his Harley-Davidson. Slowly, as if dreading what must come next, she closed the door.
That left Gina anxiously searching her father’s face. “So…Dad. Nice, huh?”
Hong-Li just stared at the door.
“Daddy?” Gina’s lip quivered. “Was it his tattoos? The piercings?”
Qing whispered, “Hong-Li, please…”
Hong-Li’s right eyelid quivered.
Gina braced herself.
“Well,” grunted Hong-Li. “At least he can use chopsticks!”
Each week the Friday Fictioneers all join together for Dim-Sum (eaten with chopsticks) and Oolong Tea and discuss how flash fiction could eventually save the world. Okay, that’s not really true; we don’t always have Dim-Sum, but still, each week a bevy of wonderful stories emerge from a photo prompt. Look here for more terrific stories based on the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/25-july-2014/