New Socks and Petticoat Tails


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

“You need to let go of your mother’s petticoat tails.”

“Apron strings”


“The expression is ‘let get go of your mother’s apron strings’, not petticoat tails.”

“You’re impossible!”

“Impossibly charming and irresistibly sexy!”

Gemma tried to stifle the smile that was strong-arming itself onto her lips as he wrapped his arms around her.  No matter how infuriating he could be, he was also adorable.

“Nevertheless, you need to gain some independence from your mum.  You’re twenty four; an adult.  You don’t need to consult her over everything.”

“No, but…”

“No, buts Richard, you can choose your own socks now!”

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

44 thoughts on “New Socks and Petticoat Tails

  1. Dale says:

    That got a snort from me! I have been officially told by my soon-to-be 20-year-old to stop adding boxer shorts in his Christmas stocking. He hasn’t ex-nayed the socks yet, though… 😉

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    • Clare Hempstead says:

      Thanks Liz. I’ve tried commenting on yours several times, but it doesn’t seem to be accepting it – just takes me back to the comment box. I thought it was hilarious though!


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