Flash Fiction (a Hundred Words or Fewer) #31: #DoryIsAFatass

In eighth grade, in 2018, Tasha the cheerleader tweeted a photo of me (of when I’d worn those hip, Nineties-style, acid-washed jeans) and #DoryIsAFatass to the whole school.  As a result, I got lots of support, and Tasha got suspended for three days.  When she returned, she told me “I’m sorry.”

“Apology accepted,” I said.  We never spoke again.

After she graduated high school, she joined the Army and got her legs blown off in Afghanistan.

God needs to develop a sense of proportion.  Also, when will we get out of Afghanistan?  Does that make me a wimp for asking?


Copyright © 2018 by David V. Matthews

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