Precious Metal

Although Paul and Richard were best friends, Paul was always in constant competition with Richard. In college, Paul spent his free time pining over the same girl, Kayla, buying her expensive gifts and begging her to go out with him.

While Richard spent his free time lazing about on his parents sailboat with the most popular cheerleader from college wrapped around his arm, ….Kayla.

When the two of them graduated, Paul’s parents gave him a 24 carat gold ring with an emerald inset.

Richard’s parents gave him a ring too, only his had a diamond inset and his was platinum. Paul was livid.

“I Guess platinum beats gold, huh!” Richard laughed playfully.

Many years passed, the two went their separate ways. The ten-year class reunion was fast approaching and Paul was getting nervous. He had just been through a nasty divorce and his business was failing, he couldn’t allow Richard to know this, especially if he was still doing well. He decided to meet with Richard for lunch before hand to see what he was up against.

At lunch Richard revealed that he had married Kayla, had two beautiful children and business was booming. Paul basically mirrored Richards life story and said He married a gorgeous woman and couldn’t wait for him to meet her. He threw down his gold MasterCard to pay for lunch, but Richard trumped it with his platinum Visa. “Ha, I guess platinum still beats gold”, Richard laughed.

Paul knew he’d have to get creative for the reunion, and set out to find the most beautiful platinum blonde to pose as his wife.

At the reunion Richard showed up arm in arm with Kayla, his perfect golden trophy wife. Paul showed up with a magnificently stunning platinum blonde.

Paul said, “I guess platinum still beats gold, huh buddy?”

“Yeah, she’s precious metal,” said Richard.

“I thought you might think so,” Paul said proudly.

No really, she’s Precious Metal, that’s her name. Greg over there told me she’s an exotic dancer down at the Topless Tuxedo. I hear she’s everyone’s favorite.

Written for:
Star Twister 50 – Precious metal


ttst 50


  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyalmost 6 years ago

    ha! Excellent…I bet she was the most popular woman at the reunion. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t win. Thanks for the laugh, first thing Monday morning Solar! :)

  • Thanks Jeannette, good prompt…..that was a fun one! :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 6 years ago

    Poor aul Paul, did he ever get it sorted or does he languish e’en now?

  • Poor Paul will forever live in the shadow of someone else, that’s what he gets for always comparing his life and being absorbed in envy. Thanks Simon. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 6 years ago

    Ah fuck him so, he’ll never learn

  • Cassey
    Casseyalmost 6 years ago

    Hahahaha. Good stuff.

  • Thank you Cassidy, I appreciate you reading this. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonalmost 6 years ago

    Ha, someone should have done their homework(as in Paul)!
    Good one Solar.

  • Thanks, I can just imagine how the rest of Paul’s night went. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 6 years ago

    LOL…..I love the humor in this….and the wit..Ahh you have done precious metal proud!! X

  • Thank you KarenSue, I love it when a prompt immediately creates a story in my mind. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • Bob Fox
    Bob Foxalmost 6 years ago

    I like the implied twist of the other boys, because they know who the stripper is too, are living facades as well…

  • Thanks Bob! Are you going to join us this time?, jump in the twistin’s fine. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • anya
    anyaalmost 6 years ago

    It’s amazing how many hands a precious metal can pass through, hey Solar?

  • Ha, and I’m sure this one’s seen quite a few! :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

  • Bob Fox
    Bob Foxalmost 6 years ago

    Thanx for the encouragement. Nothing really came to mind for me this time Ç:-(

  • Jim Hall
    Jim Hallalmost 6 years ago

    Hey SunFox, I didn’t know you knew about the Topless Tuxedo! Great story. JH

  • Apparently neither did poor paul…….. thanks Jim. :) SZ

    – Solar Zorra

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