Hello, my name is…

Aug 14

She came in the back of the room after introductions.  No one knew her name.  She sat quickly not making eye contact with any but keeping a smile on her face to look like she belonged.  She didn’t.  Or so she thought.  She glanced nervously at her shoes wondering if the polish she used to cover the wears would still match under the fluorescent lights.  Close enough.  The man at the front of the room appeared friendly in a comfortable kind of way.  Like seeing hotdogs in an Asian food market, he was a familiar face in a foreign land.  She didn’t know him, but she knew his type.  She wondered about the others, but fear kept her from looking.


She pulled at the hem of her dress wishing the soft brown cotton skirt won the battle of which-to-choose.  It was much longer.  She let out a slow and quiet sigh so as not to bring attention to herself and tried to concentrate enough to listen.  One drop of sweat made its way in a slow lazy trail down her back.  She swallowed wishing for water.  Her tongue felt like sandpaper. 


In her stillness, she remembered the conversation again.  It haunted her until she made her mind up to come here.

To be continued…


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  • BethAnne Aug 14 at 3:51 pm

    Okay, I am coming back for the rest……..

  • Alan Aug 14 at 4:01 pm

    I love the line, “Like a hotdog in an Asian market…” I can’t wait to read the rest!!!!

  • Sarah Aug 14 at 5:21 pm

    Roped me in!!!

  • ocean mommy Aug 14 at 5:52 pm


    I’m hooked…


  • Peggy Aug 15 at 12:30 am

    Hey Carol…is that legal to do?

    Cliffhanger’s like that!!!!

    I thought I needed to come here and be “transported somewhere” to read the rest…could not believe it was a for real….to be cont.

    Well, I’m hooked and want to know the rest so I guess I’ll be back

    I want you to know there is no blessing or encouragement this time…for a reason

  • Xandra@Heart-of-Service Aug 15 at 12:46 am

    That was not right…just not right. You can’t rope us in and then just leave us hanging!! LOL!

    Can’t wait to read the rest…


  • Amy Wyatt Aug 15 at 10:45 am

    I’m in suspense…Hurry back.

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