Happy New Year, even if we are almost a month into it already. In the world of international admissions, this is a very busy time of the year, with students coming in for the spring semester. It’s my job to keep track of them and get them registered and set up with everything they need, while still processing applications that are coming in for next fall. But everyone who is coming for this semester is here, so hopefully things will quiet down a little. I hope to be back as much as I can.
copyright Na’ama Yehuda
Hey, You Never Know
I wrote my number on the napkin and reached forward to drop it on the tray of the cutie in 12B. She didn’t look back.
Then I got a text. Who’s this?
13C. Winking emoji.
A minute later: Can I have your Haagen-Dazs? The flight attendant had just gone through, distributing the little cartons of heaven.
I hesitated, then slid the frozen treasure onto her tray.
So, what do I get? I audaciously added a kissing emoji.
My husband might kiss you. He’s in 12A.
I sighed and called the attendant. “Another napkin,” I said sadly. “Plain white.”
I was actually on a flight that had these napkins. Luckily no one gave me their number.
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I admit: I found this prompt pretty hard, although it doesn’t help that I’ve been pretty tired for the last few days. I vacillated between dark and humour and ended up with dark humour.
Copyright E.A. Wicklund
Enough to Go Around
“I never saw the harm, you know?” Dean said. His seventh beer was leaking into his words. “Girls fighting over you—that’s good, right?”
The same old story.
“I was dating Amy then,” he said. “You remember Amy? The wrestler?”
“It was after a tournament and her friend starts flirting with me. Awesome! Then Amy finds us, grabs my arm. Her friend grabs my other arm. I say, ‘Ladies, there’s enough of me to go around.’” He starts crying.
“Come on, let’s get you home.” I ease his coat over his cold, prosthetic arms and lead him outside.
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