Saturday, June 12, 2010

100 Words: Those People

Another week, another 100 Word Challenge. It's located here, and if you don't get it by now, I don't know what else I can say to explain it. My entry is entitled "Those People".








I felt it before I heard it, and I heard it before I saw it. Lisa suddenly had a crowd of women around her desk, with flushed voices and high, excited laughter. I picked up my phone to feign work. Three years ago, it was weddings, friends and colleagues forcing you into pastel dresses and shoes. Now it's an epidemic of babies-swollen bellied women who talk of nothing but hormones and heaving, then later feedings and diapers. Was I less of a woman to not want any of this? To sit here is impolite, to join them unbearable. I stood.

5 comments:

  1. Oh, how true! Of course, I remember the guys in the office waxing enthusiastic about springtime home repairs and the wonders of Home Depot, lawn care, the sport of the season, etc. Seems somethings are universal.polliv

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  2. P.S. That "polliv" at the end of my post seems to be a comment from Blogger. Huh.

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  3. You nailed this one! So true.

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  4. In the excitement of the moment it's easy to loose sight of those with very different life circumstances. Nice portrayal of the other point of view!

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