friday fictioneers: catching jimmy

Copyright - David Stewart

I love playing tag with the boys on the playground. I can outrun most of them.

I like catching Jimmy. He’s cute. I’ve got a crush on him. I think he likes me, but I’m not sure. He seems to like the girly girls. Yuck! They’re always batting their eyelids, and fixing their hair, and smoothing their dresses. Why can’t he see that I’m prettier, and faster than all of them put together?Β 

Oh, well. I like chasing the other guys around too. Jimmy can wait. I’m having too much fun.

Heck! That dumb bell’s ringing. Recess is over.


38 thoughts on “friday fictioneers: catching jimmy

    • You’re right, Rochelle. What would we have done with all the boys we caught as 7, 8, 9, and 10 year olds. Save them for a rainy day, perhaps? πŸ˜† And if we look hard enough, or not, there are always sweet memories of childhood. hugs for beginning my Sunday with some much needed sunshine… πŸ™‚


    • From my vantage point as a senior citizen, childhood is a lovely memory…for the most part. It had its sobering moments, but playtime was always great. hugs for the lovely comment…


  1. haha i was about to say i like the kid, then realized it was you. his loss! cute story, really a sweet memory. i’m trying so hard to remember but i don’t think i had a playground crush, i’ve always liked the older kids. lol


    • Yeah! I was that crazy kid. Took me a long time to get over Jimmy. But when I met my husband, I totally flipped. Then Jimmy re-entered my life, and I knew I was over him. But he was my first “love,” so I’ll always remember him fondly. He was a really nice guy.


        • Well, my first love lives on Maui where I was born and grew up. I’m now living on the U.S. mainland, where I’ve been the last 37 years or so. However, I’m sure if we saw one another, we’d hug and remember the good old days. πŸ™‚


        • Sorry if my comment misled you. I meant I’d have to let Jimmy know when, and if I ever see him. He still lives on Maui with his family; I live in Washington with my wonderful husband and daughter. I’m pretty sure Jimmy’s happy with his life. I’ve not spoken with him in ages…


            • ha, ha. I was just telling my daughter that I have more of an affinity for writing nonfiction than fiction. Probably because my own experiences come to mind so quickly. I think my comments often give away the fact that I’m writing about myself in many instances. I should try to remain objective, so that my story retains its sense of fiction. Sorry for the confusion…


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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