His Sister’s New Boyfriend

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Robby sat back in his sister Lisa’s armchair and watched.

He didn’t much rate Lisa’s new boyfriend. A bit fly, a trumpeter.

Robby had already clocked the tree. “Where’d yer get that?”

“I have contacts.”


Now he was doling out pressies.

A necklace and matching earrings for Lisa. A drone for her father. Leather handbag, gloves and matching purse for her mother. Must have set him back plenty.

“Contacts?” Robby asked him.


Odd they matched the list of stolen goods down at the station. Tomorrow, that braggart would choke on his hubris.

94 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Hubris

About crispina kemp

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25 Responses to His Sister’s New Boyfriend

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Brilliant close! What a satisfying catch!

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  2. Dale says:

    Robby to Robbie? 😉 And I knew they called policemen Bobbies so that was a fun play.
    I love this take… the new boyfriend won’t be hanging ’round much longer, eh?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. EntangledDesigns says:

    Oh, what a serendipitous ending! 😁 Good one! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jen Goldie says:

    I guess Lisa’s boyfriend didn’t do his research. That’ll teach him!
    Great take Crispina! and btw have a great holiday season 😊🍾🎉🍷🌲❤

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  5. Nice story, though I’m afraid I couldn’t catch the dialect word play like others (:

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  6. I like. This is short and sweet; well, kinda scroogy, grinchy, Christmasy, a brilliant just desserts tale for the holidays.


  7. I saw where it went quickly, but I was dense and thought “contact lenses” at first. When I figured out my mistake, I laughed heartily.


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