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Born This Way – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday, my peeps!  It’s that time of the week.  Some call it Hump Day, we here in this group call it Friday Fictioneers Prompt Day!  And jeez louise, Rochelle chose a doozie from Ronda Del Boccio

I was stumped for a bit… then I wasn’t.  Hope it gives you a chuckle…  Click on the blue frog below if this photo inspires you to write something… anything!

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Born This Way

“Wow… that is something else…”

“So, that is all natural?”

“Oh my! That is most impressive!”

“You must have suffered an immense amount of heartburn.  I have heard that women do in this instance.”

Jeanie couldn’t help but smile at all the comments she received when people were first introduced to her newborn son, George.  It truly was something else.  She had suffered an insane amount of heartburn.  During her whole pregnancy, Jeanie popped Tums like they were candy.

“Crazy, eh?  I don’t know where it comes from but his hair was like that at birth! Straight up and full!


129 thoughts on “Born This Way – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Q.


    It’s like Young Einstein!

    I cannot imagine what women go through in childbirth. But I was talking to someone about it recently and we agreed. When dudes say “We’re pregnant,” they are full of it! LOL

    I enjoyed this hair raising tale!


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  3. That’s lovely, Dale. And the heartburn is a killer, you’re right. I was swigging this gloop called Gaviscon all the way through my pregnancy – kind of like drinking aniseed flavour phlegm. Revolting, but it helped a bit. And my son had loads of hair too – just gorgeous! You made me smile

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  4. A happy story, Dale. The childbirth reminded me of mine. My son was also born with a head full of hair (thankfully not the super straight poking porcupine kind hair)

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  5. Dear Dale,

    I love the friends chatterings. All the hens come out for a new baby and, of course, everyone has to add her expert advice and or comments, don’t they? Every time I post a prompt like this I hope for imaginative, out of the scope of literal adherence to the photo. You never disappoint, my friend. Love where you went. You went straight from baffled to boffo!



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      They do do that, don’t they? Then, when they leave, tell each other how homely or whatever the child is… 😉
      I am so very happy I fulfilled your hope!

      Lotsa love,


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  6. Ah ha … the hair twist (which I didn’t expect). I was picturing a lad climbing up a tree to the house of his girl, and that’s what was the last challenge above him.

    BTW – See the last comment (Shimon) of Act 3 – you’ll love the song I gave Shimon. Immediately thought of you!

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  7. Your story made me smile and brought back memories. Both of my kids had full heads of hair and my son’s stood straight up! Well-done, Dale. Missed reading your stories the last few weeks as I’ve been traveling. Look forward to going back and doing so. =)

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  8. thanks for the smile with this – and itis fun how some babies have tons of hair.
    and I know this was a simple post (or sill you called it) – but you subtly pulled at heart strings because the thought of a newborn is all about a big smile

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    • Quirky is good once in a while… right? I looked at that picture and scratched my head and then, I guess I thought of those dolls which made me think of kids born with hair like that…


  9. This reminds me of when my daughter was born. Right after birth, her dark hair was all slicked back, so i thought she had really short hair. Then they gave her a bath and her hair stuck up straight. It was the funniest thing and I thought I should dye it purple so she could be a punk rocker (This was back in the early 80’s and it was not so long after that I saw my first person with colorful hair in San Francisco). Cool story Dale. I like the use of different colors to distinguish comments.

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