Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Gossips Not Friends

Thanks to Nortina for hosting Moral Monday’s. This weeks moral is: “Judge Not, Lest You Be Judged.”


“What’s wrong with her?” Kara said, watching her former BFF Darla open her locker.

“Yeah I know. She’s doesn’t care about her appearance anymore. ” Madeline added.

“We’re all best friends since sixth-grade. Darla used to dress well and wear makeup. She didn’t used to ignore us on her phone, or when we tried to visit.” Kara said miffed.

Darla looked up: “I can hear everything you guys are saying. My family died and you didn’t help me. You talked behind my back and spread rumors. They’re never coming back. Don’t you understand? You deserted me too.”

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I'm a Canadian girl who loves the local sports scene. The NHL and CFL And recently, some NFL games. Also, I’m into hatha yoga, walks in the river valley; drawing and painting, makeup, hairstyles, and the beauty niche. Also, I enjoy learning about improving my writer the other topics in seminars, classes, TED Talks, and podcasts. I’m a casual Freelance writer and worker. Both on various subjects of academia in the humanities, social sciences, business, arts, and architecture. I’ve also freelanced blog in beauty, health, skincare, and related topics. I’m an excellent researcher in most any subject. I’m also a freelancer of a different kind for a company called Givergy. Moreover, I love dogs and love hanging out with my friends and family whenever I'm able. I enjoy spring, summer, and early fall when the weathers warm and there are many festivals and activities occurring. I'm also a writing fanatic. Check-out some of my published poetry on I’ve been published on other literary sites, as well. Recently, I had a short story published in a Cinderella Anthology, Cinderella Reimagined. It’s available here: If you need to contact me or are a blogger/writer or a blogger for a cause and are interested in being Interviewed, please visit my ‘contact page’ at the top of my blog.

22 thoughts on “Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Gossips Not Friends”

  1. HI Mandi! So glad that I can be back and get caught up on your posts! Great post, gossip is so sad and so cruel! And so true that usually we have no idea what the other person is going through that is being gossiped about!

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    1. Hi JR. No worries. I’ve been taking it easy on the blog too 🙂 Good to hear from you and yes especially school age girls can be gossipy, not knowing the truth. Although, sadly years ago, when I worked, I found work to be similar.


  2. Nice job. I’ve heard people say this before if someone stops wearing makeup or dressing up the way they used to, not realizing that those things can actually be a sign of distress or even depression. Superficial things don’t matter.

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  3. It’s so easy to point fingers when something looks so ‘obvious’ to you, but you can never judge and even if you happen to be right, that’s still no excuse to gossip! Great take! 🙂

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    1. Thanks again Christopher. It’s hard to say, they will probably still end up friends. I’m picturing teenagers when I wrote this so I think best friends for so long will endure, even if Darla’s friends weren’t understanding. Maybe now, they will learn to be helpful and be better friends, more empathetic and less gossip.

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