Wave It Goodbye

Rochelle’s picture.

My story.




Jack looked at the water. Maybe this will drown the hurt as well.

Her gift he’d worked so hard to buy her, his cell phone filled with their text messages to each other, he threw them into the water as he cried.

Sure! A sucker for a pretty face again and again …?

Grow up! It’s just another girl, even though she was a special one (as were all the others).

He walked up the beach and saw an attractive, bikini-clad girl struggling with her beach umbrella. He’d wished he hadn’t thrown away that cell phone … he needed her number!




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81 Responses to Wave It Goodbye

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Now that’s some rebound!

  2. Plenty more fish in the sea! Nice description of how quickly we can regret our emotional outbursts.

  3. Dear Notnek,

    This one made me laugh out loud. Rebound indeed. This guy’s a bungee jumper! Five out of five wet cell phones.


    Cuzzin Shelley

  4. Oh dear!
    He never learns does he.
    Poor fellow.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    To throw away a cell phone! Indeed he needs to learn a lot.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Anymore, those things are pretty cheap if they’re just the standard issue types. Smart phones cost a LOT. I wouldn’t throw one of those in, I’ll say that much.

  6. helenmidgley says:

    The fickle hand of love, neatly done 😉

  7. Lynn Love says:

    Yes, what a fickle devil he is. Glad he doesn’t have his phone with him – I think that bikini clad beauty needs to steer clear of this one. Nicely written tale 🙂

  8. Ha ha, this made me smile. It reminds me of my teenage son – except he would never part with his phone!

  9. That’s like walking into a wall over and over, just because you want to taste the wallpaper. Great rebound

    • wmqcolby says:

      HAHAHAHAHA! Bjorn, you just gave (so far) the funniest comment yet on this story. This guy would do better to stick to a full fiber diet — face plant on the carpet.

  10. mickwynn2013 says:

    This made me smile as well. It could get expensive for him if he loses a phone every time he loses a girl

  11. Addiction! Withdrawal seems to be momentary before the next fix or fizz!

  12. Dahlia says:

    That will teach him to think before he acts! Enjoyed the read 🙂

  13. rgayer55 says:

    I’m glad the grieving process didn’t last too long. Sometimes you just have to find something to take your mind off your problems. A girl in a bikini usually does the trick.

  14. plaridel says:

    i like the spirit. he’d do well as a door-to-door salesman if that fellow still exists. 🙂

  15. gahlearner says:

    Oh dear, he sure has a short memory. Fun story.

  16. Haha! I like how you went from broken heart to instant infatuation in a matter of seconds! Nicely done, Kent!

  17. And it begins again. I’m glad he sprang back from the other relationship but he better buy cell phones in bulk hereafter. Well done, Kent. 🙂 — Suzanne

  18. I interact with a lot of ex-Fundamentalists, as that’s my background as well. These circles have something called “purity culture”, which not only promotes abstinence but also warns about giving your heart away before marriage.
    As people move on from these teachings they conclude that heartbreak is a part of life, and with each romance that doesn’t work we move closer to one that DOES work. “Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.”

  19. liz young says:

    He must be young – playing the field with no thought for the hearts he breaks, but only for his own!

  20. Dale says:

    Attention span of a gnat, I say… 😉

  21. ansumani says:

    Is Jack a teenager without a fully developed brain/impulse control? Not that many adults have shown maturity as they age…but just asking 🙂

    Nice one.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Wow! Good question.
      Well, the answer is — I wrote this because I had nothing else to write that day! If you want to think that, please do. 😀

  22. k rawson says:

    lol–it only hurts until–oooooohh she’s hot. That’s great.

  23. wmqcolby says:

    Yeah, it’s funny how that worked, huh? 😀

  24. Amy Reese says:

    Well, that was a quick recovery, Kent! I guess she just wasn’t the one after all. Great take and very funny.

  25. wmqcolby says:

    I think Russell is inspiring my funny bone. I seem to write too much maudlin stuff at times. This might be one of those times, but it IS supposed to be funny. It’s in the irony of the ending line.

    Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  26. LOL. You should never do things on the spur of the moment in anger or sadness. Loved his quick recovery.

  27. elappleby says:

    If only a pretty girl in a bikini (or a fit bloke in shorts?) was the solution to everyone’s problems… Great story. Loads of fun 🙂

  28. Margaret says:

    Quick. Someone give that boy a pen and some paper. It’s an emergency. Fun story.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Well, I have one siding for the boy here. Great! No one seemed to care about him it looked like.

      Thanks, Margaret for stopping by and reading! 🙂

  29. ceayr says:

    I think most of your readers are kinda hard on the kid.
    I mean, we’ve all been there, right?
    It’s just that cell phones hadn’t been invented when we were that age.
    And now we are too stiff jointed to throw anything.
    Psst, about the girl in the bikini, can I get her number after he is jilted?

  30. wmqcolby says:

    HAHAHAHA! Certainly you can. Paper and pen have not gone out of style yet.

  31. Well done, Kent. I saw something even darker and more sinister in his behavior… perhaps a serial killer, getting rid of the texts (aka: evidence). Like that the reader can take it wherever we want.

  32. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Dawn! Our weather caster used to have a saying about forecasting conditions calling them “precisely vague.” It seems i wrote that way and it led to all kinds of interpretations.

  33. Awsome one…my character is just what he needs. Rochelle told me she was made for your guy.😉

  34. wmqcolby says:

    Well, thanks, Shaktiki! I’ll go over to your place and see what she’s up to.
    Thanks for reading!

  35. rosemawrites says:

    So I thought this will end in tragedy, then it appears the joke’s on me! 😀 😀 😀
    Nice twist! 😀

  36. wmqcolby says:

    Yes. I have had enough of writing depressing stories with tragedy in them. It’s time for the funny stuff! 😀

  37. draliman says:

    Ha, his slump didn’t last long. Very good!

  38. Bikinis have a way of helping boys forget their broken hearts.

  39. wmqcolby says:

    Well, more like what’s in them. 😉

  40. Oh dear, we humans are a fickle bunch at times! At least his suffering was short-lived.
    Thanks for making me smile after a tough day in the office 🙂

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