He placed the empty champagne flute on a passing waiter’s tray and stalked off the deck onto the lawn. Beside an enormous, blooming bird of paradise by the back fence, he turned to look back.
She was dancing with someone he thought she hated. The smile on her face was one he remembered from years ago. Before all of this… Hysteria. It was the only appropriate word to come to mind. This had to be a group delusion. Surely, he must be caught in the space between sleeping and wakefulness where nightmares and dreams blend in an ethereal fugue.
He watched them laugh and smile and nod in conversation. All the while, he had to wonder, How can everyone be so blase about throwing away my happiness?
February’s word limit is 150, and this one ducks under at 127. This week’s word is happiness. If you have not already, there is still time to get in on this edition of Flash in the Pan. Only 250 will be accepted to this book. How many do you have in? Have you checked out some of the awesome flashers on the FTP page?
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Who is she? Have you ever seen or been part of mass hysteria? Do you remember your dreams?
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