Bargaining Position – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Madison Woods

Bargaining Position

Cory stalked in the moonlight behind his mom’s house, looking furtively for Gina. He planned to marry her someday. Unfortunately, convincing his mom, Janet, that Gina was nothing like her sleezy sister had proven challenging…so far.

In the moonlight, he saw a vision in white. Cory grinned in surprise at Gina’s sheer nightdress. He ran toward her until he could see clearly and then…



“Geez! Mom!” protested Cory.

Janet covered herself sheepishly. “Cory! What’re you doing here?”

“What about you?”

“Buttercup!” Gary the mailman ran toward Janet wearing only green tights, a leather vest…and fairy wings.

“So, Mom,” chuckled Cory. “Can we talk about Gina again, now?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a Fictioneer-supplied photo as a prompt for flash fiction. This is my story based on the photo above. See what other stories were written about the same pic right here:


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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39 Responses to Bargaining Position – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Some things can not be unseen! Thanks for that visual.

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  2. ansumani says:

    Just “aaahhh” – that’s all ? I heard most sons would be traumatized if they caught their mother in this fashion.

    Funny story 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Cory had his priorities. Getting his mom to be okay with Gina was #1. After that’s settled, I think he’ll be seeking out psychiatric counseling. 😉 Glad you had fun. Thanks kindly! 🙂

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  3. ceayr says:

    Is it set in Glasgow?

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  4. Hilarious! Catching his mom doing this is hilarious. I agree – he might need counseling. LOL! Yes, very good time to talk about Gina. Haha!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Right? I mean, she’s in no position to criticize anymore. Of course, he’ll never see his mom, or the mailman, the same way again. It might be time to move out and get an apartment. Perhaps call 311 for some free psychological help. 😉 Glad you got a laugh. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  5. micklively says:

    Hypocrisy is a terrible affliction.
    Good piece.

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  6. Lyn says:

    Oh dear…poor Cory. It’s a wonder he didn’t go blind on the spot. Something tells me he won’t have a problem regarding Gina again. All he’ll have to say to his mother is, “So Mum, how is twinkle toes doing?” 🙂

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  7. Ha, ha,you’ve made me laugh, well done.

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  8. i b arora says:

    we always have different standards for ourselves

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  9. gahlearner says:

    Some people have the oddest preferences… very funny story. Cory sounds like a down-to-earth guy who knows what counts.

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  10. Burned retinas I’m sure. 😉 Great twist!

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  11. Hahaha! There’s no telling what will happen during a full moon. Well, you told what could happen, now didn’t you? 🙂

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  12. I hope there is no husband in the picture (or currently out of it) 🙂 Hilarious take on the prompt.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Nope, Janet is a widower from a long time ago. So she had been free to pursue romance for years. Cory just never expected to witness the “how” of her doing that. 😉 Thanks so much! 🙂


  13. Dear Eric,

    I think Mom has some ‘splainin’ to do. 😉 Funny story.



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  14. Margaret says:

    There’s still a spark in old Janet, it seems. Poor Rory. Funny story.

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  15. Francesca Smith says:

    Wow, just…wow. Very entertaining indeed, though I am not quite sure Cory would think the same.

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  16. BobiJo says:

    Yes – you did succeed in helping us enjoy the lighter and humorous side of us ‘humans’.

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  17. Ira PT says:

    Aww! Poor boy. As it is she broke his quest and in such a manner! 🙂

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  18. That boy is scarred for life! Great story!

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