Level: Flea Infestation
Stuck behind that car that’s moving under the speed limit? Want to go around, but you can’t because the car next to you isn’t moving any faster? Freakin’ go, drive we all have some place we’ve got to be, not driving Ms. Daisy. Oh wait, even she had some place to be.
Or how about that person who goes so slow that you think it’s an elderly driver, but when you pass on the other side, you notice its some idiot talking on their phone. Ever heard of hand’s free or better yet, hang it, and freakin’ drive.
The person in front of you is riding the person the ass of person driving in front of them, and they kept slamming on the breaks. How about you back off, instead of making everyone else behind you keep breaking. You know those things have to replaced and I don’t need help in replacing them any faster.
Level: Flea Infestation
The One Upper
Is the person…
Who’s been there, done it, and had more fun at (even if they never did it, been there, or had fun)
Here are some examples:
Interrupts a conversation to interject their knowledge (or lack of) to be relevant.
Has done something better than you i.e After you’ve described something cooked and they say “Well taste better when you add…because that’s how I make it.” So what who cares. Mine tasted just fine.
Had more fun than you. You might have gone to the same place on vacation. You might have even went to the same tourist spot, but they will have that one thing that was better than yours and had more fun.
Shouts out the answer or finishes your sentences although they had no idea what the next words coming out of your mouth are? It’s not like your besties and have been friends for a long time (so they actually know what you were going to say), it’s just that they want to be a part of the conversation that they can’t help themselves. But that doesn’t make it any less annoying.
Finds ways to steer the conversation back to them so they one up you.
Yeah! One of my flash fiction pieces, “For a Season” is going to be published in Autumn Harvest Anthology by Fantasia Divinity Magazine .
I’ll keep everyone update the closer it gets to publication.
The land stretches out for miles. Large creatures rush over the lush and vibrant green blankets covering earth. Forest grow high, their branches kissing the morning sun in the great azure sky. Abundant fruit hang and heavy from the branches and bright edible flora flourish. Birds and small creatures flock to treetops.
Before me lays a vast expanse of possibilities that I have no business thinking of. There are no needs, but want keeps knocking. Questions grow without answers. Unease blooms from somewhere deep.
No promises made. He does not share, leaving me alone with doubt and curiosity. He is a man with memories. And, I, a woman with none.
He is everything. Not I. An afterthought in the passage of time, not expected to have needs and thoughts. They believe I am mindless.
The rules are simple. Do as you are told. But this I cannot abide. I have needs and desires, and curiosities too.
We guard two sacred trees that no one or nothing can touch or eat from. Before me, they stand like sentinels reminding me that queries and uncertainties are not allowed.
One grants immortality. A lifetime of the same is not a pleasing idea.
The other grants knowledge. The idea of more taunts me.
I listen and learn.
Now, I have choices.