Cupid’s Last Stand…Friday Fictioneers.

Cupid was watching his latest targets with great anticipation. Being the Roman God of love, he didn’t need a computer. He instinctively knew Matt and Sophie were perfectly suited.

However, despite his match-making prowess, the humans kept shooting themselves in both feet, screwing up their chances of love. Indeed, Matt who was the personification of Superman without a hint of Clark Kent, reeked of garlic breath. Too paranoid to wear her glasses, Sophie had almost walked past him blind as a bat.

“That’s it!” Cupid fumed throwing down his bow and arrow. “I quit! You humans are on your own.”


This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

It’s been years since I’ve been on the dating scene. However, I’ve been watching The Batchelor tonight where I suspect Cupid’s been in overdrive. Bows and arrows shooting all over the place. At least, the was it seems.

Best wishes,




28 thoughts on “Cupid’s Last Stand…Friday Fictioneers.

  1. 4963andypop

    Its fun to think how the gods traditional roles might be changed had they chosen to adopt technology. Cupid as the mastermind behind a dating app is a pretty funny concept. But great ending–understandable, why cupid would go on strike indefinitely, and boy does that help explain why things often dont work out. ❤️

  2. michael1148humphris

    I think it might be a strange world if Cupid retires. Certainly the religious and legal professions will loose a lot of their trade.

  3. granonine

    I enjoyed the Cupid game most of the time when I was in it, but I have to say it’s lovely to NOT be in it for almost 50 years 🙂 Cupid made good hits with both me and my husband.

  4. Rowena Post author

    Cupid was used to the garlic breath but not so much his date. Perhaps, she had a stronger sense of smell to compensate for her poor vision.
    Best wishes,

  5. Rowena Post author

    I love the thought of an arrow up the backside. Before I got married, I had something of an “entourage” of male friends and I took a number of them clothes shopping because they had no idea. I wouldn’t say I was all that cluey on the dating front myself as I had very low self-esteem but we were all on this sinking ship together and so I guess it was all relative. I have been very relieved to be out of the dating scene and married for 17 years but now my kids are starting to get to that age. Frightening stuff. I don’t know which is worse dating or learning to drive…yikes!
    Best wishes,

  6. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much. Perhaps, this is the typical romance. We’ve just had the finale of the Batchelor Australia. I get hooked on the people watching aspect of the show and watching all those people coming together under one roof and try to guess whose going to be the one. However, at this finale, the Batchelor chose neither girl and I feel could well have shot himself in the foot:
    Bets wishes,

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