#FF — A Different Sun

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She’d met someone; started looking after walking in on Jack with Harold. All these years she’d blamed herself for not being attractive enough, accommodating enough, adventurous enough. It was time to feel warm strong arms around her that wanted her.

Jack was more than generous as they split up the assets. It was a way to salve his conscience. He didn’t have to hide anymore. Harold told Alice, who punched him in the face. Jack and Harold bought a condo in Brazil.

Tasmania’s sun was the same but different. Arm in arm, she and Miranda breathed in their new lives.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the bubbly host of Friday Fictioneers.

59 Comments Add yours

  1. granonine says:

    Ah. the perfect irony.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! Indeed! Thank you, Linda.

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    lol, well played Alice and Miranda, well played.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  3. Ah, sometimes it’s about the (mis)fit till one finds the (better) fit … πŸ˜‰

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed, Na’ama.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Great modern twist on an old tale

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Neil.

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  5. jenne49 says:

    Ooh, I love the twist of the Alice and Miranda ending. And, I’m sorry to say, the punch in the face! He needed that.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks much, Jenne, and glad you enjoyed the story. Yes, he did!

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    There may have been some hurt feelings along the way, but it seems like everyone ended up happy all round! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Iain, you’re right! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  7. Nobbinmaug says:

    So, I guess a match made in the closet is not made to last. Good for them finally finding happiness.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It depends, I guess? I’m happy they finally found happiness also. Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  8. Sadje says:

    Happy ending for both.

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  9. A different sun indeed. House(s) divided, but in the end everyone’s together as they were meant to be.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s nice when it works out that way. Thanks for reading.

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  10. Bookish Blue says:

    I must say, I’m glad that both of them found happiness, even if that happiness means leaving each other in the end!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  11. Dora says:

    Lisa,
    I love happy endings!
    βˆΌπŸ•ŠDora

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  12. Sandra says:

    That worked out well for everyone. It so often doesn’t.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you! Thanks for reading and your comment, Sandra.

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  13. Dear Lisa,

    I suppose turnabout is fair play. A different sun indeed. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, very pleased you enjoyed my story, thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  14. memadtwo says:

    So many boxes of expectations we try to fit ourselves into. It’s not always pretty when we finally shed them. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You have a way with words, K.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Thanks Jade. BTW, I posted my walk pictures on memadtwo yesterday. Thanks for the nudge, people have responded very positively.

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  15. Fair play! Great story!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Mason.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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    2. magarisa says:

      They all lived happily ever after. 😊

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  16. Slightly embarrassed to say I enjoyed the punch to Harold’s face. So glad she was able to move past the hurt and find someone to love. Nicely penned, as usual, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed Alice punching Harold, as I enjoyed writing it πŸ™‚ Yes, I’m they finally got matched up properly. Thank you!

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  17. GHLearner says:

    Conventions and expectations from society, family… I can understand that people let themself be ‘tailored’ into a ‘normal’ life. I don’t know if I had been brave enough in my youth, had I been in that situation. A good think that is getting better now in many places and a good thing your lovely story has a good ending for all involved.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Gah πŸ™‚

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  18. GHLearner says:

    thing, not think… sheesh, sorry

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  19. Michael says:

    A lot said in so few words, which I enjoyed reading

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mike πŸ™‚

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  20. And they all lived happily ever after. Walking in on Jack and Harold wasn’t such a bad thing after all. Nice one Lisa.

    My story!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truth is always stranger than fiction; or in this case fiction is a way to have a happy ending πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and your comment, Keith!

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  21. Good one, Jade/Li! Was not expecting the ending. Hah! Good for her!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Susan, thank you! I enjoyed writing this one.

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  22. plaridel says:

    say what? i didn’t expect that ending. πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Plaridel.

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  23. ahtdoucette says:

    Well, and there’s a story that comes full circle! I like it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Anne πŸ™‚

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  24. athling2001 says:

    Perfect answer! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you!

      Like

  25. draliman says:

    Finally everyone is with the correct person πŸ™‚

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  26. Laurie Bell says:

    Fabulous end! She deserves someone who makes her smile!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  27. A story of passions and dramatic decisions, with a happy ending . nicely done Jade

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, WWM!

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  28. Carol anne says:

    another cool and amazing story! I enjoyed it very much! ❀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Carol anne!

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