The first day of junior year, she was back to a size 4. They thought she’d been dieting over the summer, but all she’d lost was 8 lbs, 6 oz.
Oh. Ouch! Hard to keep that secret in this digital age.
I remember my brother’s high school class (he was a year ahead of me… oh… more than 20 years ago) – every page of senior photos in the yearbook had at least one girl who was either pregnant or already had a baby. My class, there was one total. It’s odd how it seems to go in cycles.
Thanks for the surprise ending, I didn’t see it coming and that’s how it’s meant to be. Well done.
Had an a-ha! moment after reading it twice. Very clever.
nicely done. the title is great too. Nice play on words and great punch line.
Always a potent topic… Not sure if everyone interprets it the same way I do, but I read it as the girl having had to give up the baby, which adds a whole new layer of emotion.
I had to read the ending twice before I got it. (I’m a little slow. ) LOVED it. Excellent story!!
Great story. It had me thinking for days afterward.