Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction where every week we are challenged to write a 100-200 word story based on a photo prompt.
inspired my story:
I was invited to join a group of people for an outing by a mutual friend. I’m in my early 50’s and single so the chance to meet like-minded adults my age sounded inviting to me.
We met at a restaurant and sat down at a large table to begin the introductions. A young Latino looking man began to fill our water glasses. I saw the man at the end of the table grab his wrist when he tried to upturn his glass. “It’s upside down for a reason” he said in soft rude tone.
I looked away.
The conversation flowed nicely from there. We laughed about music, food, wine, and our aches and pains. I was enjoying a conversation with the woman next to me about travel when I overheard another begin about politics. I knew this was a slippery slope and when Jesus’s name was brought up I tuned her out and returned to hearing about my new friend’s trip to Spain.
During desert I was deep in thought about the people around me. The subjects and opinions were as diverse as the group itself.
I didn’t feel like I belonged. But I didn’t say anything.
What a great way of using the prompt. I like that.
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