Ordinary People

Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….


 Copyright –  Alicia Jamtaas

Pretending not to care, with my eyes studying intricate patterns on the floor, I still managed to steel a glance in your direction, breathlessly waiting while your hand casually spun the bottle. I always thought that was a silly game. Until it was your turn.

Later, I would inspect my reflection in the mirror, noticing flushed cheeks and slightly swollen lips. By all measures, we were ordinary people, archetypes of our little world, Everyman and Jester.

There was a calculated thoughtfulness with which I glided through life that evaporated once I stopped running. And what I found waiting was finally enough.


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