Recognition

Daily Special 4: Something’s changed about you…

Dr. Casey Lawrence
Promptly Written
2 min readNov 4, 2021

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Photo by Gian Cescon on Unsplash

You make eye contact with the beautiful woman ahead of you in the coffee queue. Recognition dawns and her face lights up as she looks at you. She says your name softly, like a gasp.

Do we know each other? you ask. I’m so sorry, I don’t —

She laughs with the tinkling sound of bells. Her hand touches your hand. It is a familiar touch, familiar eyes.

It clicks: you knew her, once. When she was —

— but that person is gone. She tells you her new name and you repeat it, reverently.

She looks so much happier than she did before.

Thank you Ravyne Hawke for today’s fiction prompt: “You run into someone from High School that you haven’t seen for a decade. Something has changed about him/her. Set the scene (where do you run into them). Decide what’s changed. Write a scene or a full story [in just 100 words].” (It’s very hard to stick to a 100-word limit, but I managed it!)

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Dr. Casey Lawrence
Promptly Written

Canadian author of three LGBT YA novels. PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Check out my lists for stories by genre/type.