Using the same Carrot Ranch prompt of looking back, this pedometer geek wrote another 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction.
A Different Point of View
Annie still shows up in his dreams.
Looking back to his junior year, Dave remembered he wanted to take Annie to homecoming. He’d gotten to know her during the previous summer.
His plan to ask Annie improved once he talked the teacher into assigning them to the same table.
Asking any girl out was always fraught with anxiety and vulnerability, but despite this, he still asked her out. He was disappointed when she said “No, my parents won’t let me.”
Dave ended up taking another girl, but had Annie agreed, it might have been a night to remember.
Nancy Brady, 2019
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