Friday Fictioneers: Unconfused






‘Jack is so fit. I swear he was looking at me the other night.’, Beth cooed.

‘But his sister Rosemary was eyeing me the whole time too.’, Anna smiled.

‘Kara, have you figured out which way you swing yet?’, she added.

I sipped my beer.

‘I swing every way mate.’, I smiled.

Don’t you know that by now? It is what pansexual means.

‘Jack and Rosemary are hot. But did you see Ali looking at me?’, I added.

‘But isn’t Ali confused about their gender?’

‘Beth, they are agender.’

I flick on my cell phone, read Ali’s latest text. Lovely!


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52 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Unconfused

  1. Alice Audrey says:

    People who like to put everyone in boxes have such a hard time with those who don’t fit. hahah.

  2. Sandra says:

    Well that was a different take on the prompt… well done.

  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Gender and sexuality are such wonderful and terrible mysteries. It’s very difficult to be ‘unconfused’. The more accepting society is, the less damage is done to people who don’t conform to social norms. I like the way your story has young people seeming completely at ease with their sexuality/gender, and I’ve certainly met a few who seem to be like that. I’m so glad for them. Thank you for this very positive story.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Gender, and gender politics, are a minefield at the moment. The easiest way I think is to just let people be whoever they want to be!

  5. Instead of labelling people, it’s better to let them stay how they are. Keeps everyone happy. A good take on the prompt!

  6. draliman says:

    I hate labelling and pigeon-holing. Good for them!

  7. Marian Green says:

    Interesting take on the prompt .

  8. Dale says:

    Live and let live, I say. Why we need titles is beyond me.

    • lisarey1990 says:

      I agree. I think at the early stages of human existence they should have just said humans & left it at that. Never works trying to fit billions upon billions of people into four boxes. Thank you so much for reading. 🙂

  9. ellenbest24 says:

    My 12 year old grandson tells me “Grandma there are about 50 genda names now days” and here I was thinking that there were straight (hertosexual) Gay ( lesbian or homosexual) Bisexual or Binary. Personally Your story just highlights how little it matters. Great response😊

  10. Like the dialogue – feels real.

  11. plaridel says:

    i guess it’s a new world out there. we better get used to it. 🙂

  12. This was a cleverly written tale about a baffling subject. Well done.

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  13. Liz Young says:

    No labels, no problems.

  14. Dear Lisa,

    We can always find reasons to dislike or judge someone, can’t we?



  15. subroto says:

    Maybe it’s time to stop putting people into neatly labelled boxes. I feel the narrator is leaning towards Ali just because of better text.

    • lisarey1990 says:

      I think that Kara & Ali do like each other. But I see something in what you’re saying. Though I don’t think it’s in a negative way that Kara feels more attracted to Ali. I think because Kara is not binary in her sexuality & Ali isn’t binary in their gender there is an understanding of each other in a very binary world where Kara would be said to that she should pick straight or gay & Ali would be said to that they should pick male or female. But I agree 100%, there should be no labels but that would include losing the labels male, female, straight & gay as well as everyone else’s & Kara’s friends in this story would think their labels were sacred & Ali’s and Kara’s were a joke & that’s where the problem lies. Agender means no gender so Ali is already not labelling themself. The rest of the characters just got to catch up with them I suppose. 🙂 Thank you so much for reading. 🙂

  16. gahlearner says:

    Respect, mutual consent, being of age–anything else is completely up to the individuals and their preferences. And about time, too. Great story.

  17. Laurie Bell says:

    Lovely! I really enjoyed this

  18. Great,… I hope everyone finds their own piece of the jigsaw

  19. kislaya says:

    Thanks for raising this issue through your writing. I hope everyone finds their due place and respect in society irrespective of their gender.

  20. I like the openness of the people in the story. And admire their “unconfused-ness”. It is liberating.

  21. Jade M. Wong says:

    Love this! Many people are so concerned with the labels and having everyone fit in a certain mold that they understand and are used to, instead of broadening their own understanding of the labels and simply letting others be who they are.

  22. magarisa says:

    Great dialogue. Kara’s self-confidence and assertiveness are inspiring.

  23. Priya says:

    The world needs lesser labels and more acceptance. Good one.

  24. Lynn Love says:

    As Penny says, a nice take on the prompt, with happy well adjusted people just being people. Well done

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