The Pact

Charli Mills took us back to high school this week with the challenge of writing about “not everyone fits a prom dress.” It brought back memories of my Senior Prom and what I did instead of attending the dinner/dance. Of course, the irony for me was that minutes after making “the pact”, I was asked to the prom by the best-looking guy in the senior class. (deep sigh) I didn’t marry him either and he has never forgiven me for that, but that’s another story. Be sure to hang at the Carrot Ranch for loads of writing fun!

Senior prom, the biggest night of high school life, even bigger than homecoming. Cheryl was in tears. She had just been cast as the female lead for a local community theatre production of Butterflies Are Free. Of course, the production would run her senior prom weekend. It meant that she’d be the only one in her senior class who wouldn’t be at the prom.

Hearing her crying, her friend Annette promised to work backstage on the production so Cheryl wouldn’t be the only one not at the prom. There’d be at least one friend there for Cheryl’s big night!

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

12 responses to “The Pact

  1. What a sweet thing to do! And what a great story! I’m sure it meant a lot to Cheryl.

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  2. You skipped the big event for making a friend feeling good? You are such a good soul, Annette. This brought tears to my eyes. I don’t think any other girls would have done it when asked to accompany the best-looking guy. A heart of gold!

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    • I honestly NEVER thought I would be asked anyway. That being, it was such a big chance for her, I knew she’d be okay if someone else was there, going through much the same thing. We are still friends, 47 years later.

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      • You followed your heart already in that young age. I am happy life and your friendship proved that it was the only right decison to make. A wonderful story and important message. What an example. Thank you so much for sharing, Annette.

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  3. What a good friend and an independent thinker you are.

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  5. Another good response to Charli’s prompt well written as always.

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