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To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morning, my lovely readers.  The sun is shining, the day is bright.  I’ve got a “To-Do List” as long as my arm but first, let’s get the fun stuff out of the way!

Our lovely leader, Rochelle has chosen a photo by the equally lovely Douglas M. MacIlroy.  Will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with!

To find out, just click on the blue frog and go stalking.  How about adding your own version to the mix?  Click on Rochelle’s name to find out the rules and regs.  Quite easy, well, not easy as it seems.  It is a challenge to write a whole story in a mere 100 words but definitely teaches you how to cut the fluff!

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©Douglas M. MacIlroy

Genre:  Fiction

Word Count:  100

To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze

He wrapped his arm around her shoulder, pulling her in even closer to him.

She wiggled a bit, creating a smidgen of distance between them.

“What are you doing?  Why are you pulling away?  Don’t you love me?”

“I can’t breathe.  You’re holding me too tight.  It’s got nothing to do with love!  It’s too much.”

Pouting, he removed his arm and slid further along the couch.



“I don’t understand why you won’t let me cuddle you when we watch a movie.”

“And I don’t understand why you think squeezing me like a captured bird is considered cuddling.”


95 thoughts on “To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale,

    Nothing like smotherly love, is there? Perhaps he’s afraid if he doesn’t hold her tightly she’ll take flight, not realizing that he’s suffocating her. Just sayin’.



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I’m thinking it is the case indeed. There are those who love to be entwined as pretzels (my sister and brother-in-law come to mind) and others that truly do not feel the need… 😉

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  2. Ah, yes, this is great. Shows so clearly how some people react (overreact?) to these situations. You have to learn to give your love space ir they will feel like their being smothered. It’s why I hate those magazine articles – ‘what your sleeping position says about your relationship’, that kind of thing. If you have your back to each other, you don’t love eahc other … No! You just like to sleep and sleep better that way!! Nicely, subtly told

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  3. Been there, done that. I’m 5’3″ and dated two men (at different times, after all, I’m not a hussy) that were 6′ +. Somehow they always clung to me like I might run away – which I did. Great story, Dale.

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    • Dammit! Why do all the short-asses get the tall guys? I’m 5’9″ and attract the 5’7″…
      Hey. No hussy-calling here… dating is nor marriage 😊😉


  4. They look like they are yet to know( accept each other’s manner of love, as it is) , a new couple, perhaps and hence the pronounced insecurity in the man.
    Great story telling, Dale. Wonderful!

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  5. oh I love this…. well done
    (and you have some subtle relationship analogies that could really connect to this)
    but most of the time I am a snuggler and sometimes want to be extra squeezed….
    what about you?

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  6. I’m all for cuddling, but being suffocated is an entirely different matter. 😉 Oh, and I also don’t like anyone’s arms around me when I’m trying to sleep. Love your take on the prompt!

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  7. Haha, that’s a creative approach. I would probably have taken a much too literal approach and come up with something depressing. That bird is just not happy but then again it might have been just hungry for the hundredth time that day.

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