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The Memoirist

100-Word Memoir

The Butterflies

Featuring a blissfully unaware third-wheeling puppy

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

The puppy tottered in front of us unaware of the thoughts in the heads of her hoomans. I pretended to be engrossed in her antics but couldn’t ignore the anticipation in the air. It was difficult to ignore something brewing in the head of the man walking with me.

“You know, before the puppy gets adopted and I don’t have any reason to keep seeing you, I’d like to ask you something.”

I looked at him.

“Would you like to go out with me?”

The butterflies erupted. I didn’t have to think twice.

“Yes”, I smiled like a million stars.

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We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Anjali Joshi

Anjali Joshi

Indian. Lazy English major and part-time book hoarder|Editor at The Memoirist|Currently grappling with my student and writer alter-egos.

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