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.”

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.


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

  1. Nortina S. July 11, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Great take on the prompt, Mandi. We never know what someone else is going through. That’s why it’s so important to talk first.

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  2. Michael July 12, 2016 / 12:47 am

    So sad Mandi and some people can be like that..lets hope they were able to make up in some way…

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    • mandibelle16 July 12, 2016 / 1:30 am

      I hope so. Maybe, understanding brought trying to make it up to the girl who was hurt. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. joyroses13 July 12, 2016 / 1:23 am

    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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    • mandibelle16 July 12, 2016 / 1:28 am

      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.


  4. Jenn July 12, 2016 / 2:45 am

    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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  5. Joan July 12, 2016 / 6:38 am

    Indeed, how quick we are to judge others. Great post

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  6. Sonya July 12, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    The phrase ‘with friends like that, you don’t need enemies’ springs to mind… Poor Darla. Great take on the prompt!

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    • mandibelle16 July 12, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Sonya. Yes,that is a very apt saying. I’ve never figured out, why it is girls and even women, need to gossip and hurt other girls/women behind their back like that.


  7. swritings July 12, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    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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  8. clcouch123 July 14, 2016 / 2:20 am

    Good for Darla for speaking up. Maybe it will make a difference to her former friends. Maybe not. But her comments will make a difference to us. Realistically crafted, Mandi.

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    • mandibelle16 July 14, 2016 / 4:36 am

      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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      • clcouch123 July 15, 2016 / 4:07 am

        Sounds good! If friendships can be stretched and still bounce back, so much the better!

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