Just A Little Nothing Something – Fiction

Time again for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  So grateful to PJ for hosting this weekly challenge. This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan Z. Thank you Yinglan for our prompt!

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Here is the photograph and my story:

Just A Little Nothing Something

It was over coffee, at a neighborhood cafe, that I first learned the benefits of being thick-skinned.

I had just done a poetry reading for the Daughters of the American Revolution. Some club my aunt was trying to join. I’d read something about capitalism and Guatemala with a slight mention of the Spanish Civil War.

Out of all the poems I’d written and read, this was some, really, little nothing political poem.  But, suddenly, I was ushered out of the reading room and told I’d not be invited there again.

I sobbed over and into my coffee. “I’m ruined now ,” I wailed to my friend.

“Really, Alice,” she replied, “you’ll have to have a thicker skin than this unless you want to end up like a skeleton.”

Ellespeth

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