The Perfect Fit

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“But why does it have to be like this?” they pleaded with the young man, who stood looking at them with just a hint of sadness in his eyes.


“I'm sorry. I don't mean to hurt you” he said. “But it has to be this way” he continued.


“It's someone else isn't it? You found someone new didn't you?” they asked, looking even sadder now, as the thought hit them.


“Please, don't make this any more difficult that it already is” the young man said.


“But we had some good times together. We've traveled so much together and after all this time you just want to throw me away” they said, looking down at his feet.


“No no. It's not like that. I still want you around but I just....I just need to feel comfortable” the young man said.


“So. That's it huh? You don't feel comfortable with me any more. Is that it?” they asked as they continued to look at his feet.


“Well....yeah. I'm sorry. I'm not trying to hurt you. I just...” the young man said, pausing as he tried to figure out what to say.


“It's okay. I knew this day would eventually come” they said, realizing that the day had come much sooner than they had anticipated.


“I'm sorry. I truly am” the young man said.


“Well then. I guess there is nothing more to say. Do what you must. I'll accept my fate. I won't like it but I won't argue with you” they said.


“I”.... the young man started to say something.


“No. No more talking. Its better this way. Just do it. Get it over with” they said as they continued to look at his feet for a moment, they couldn't even look him in the eyes at this point.


The young man picked up his old shoes. They were worn and torn and had holes now in the sides from all the use and all the miles he had traveled in them. He took them over to his closet and placed them on the floor and closed the door. He went over to the side of his bed and pulled out a new pair of sneakers out of brand new box. “There you are” he said as he smiled, trying one on and then the other before standing up and walking around in them for a moment. .


“Awww. A perfect fit” he said to himself. He walked out of his bedroom to go play basketball with some friends.

Submitted: February 12, 2018

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Ahh, he could not bear to part with them completely. I know a couple of people like that! Brilliant, Jim!

Mon, February 12th, 2018 1:26pm


Thank you Hully. I appreciate you reading this and your comment.

Mon, February 12th, 2018 5:50am

Oleg Roschin

Nice one, Jim! I like stories with anthropomorphic household items and alike. You've taken a very simple thing here and turned it into something creative and even touching. I really liked it.

Mon, February 12th, 2018 5:39pm


Thank you. I have fun writing these. I appreciate your reading this and the comment.

Mon, February 12th, 2018 9:54am

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