Iris said the best thing about fiction writing is that you can break all the rules. Yes, you can. That's what makes the genre so much fun and different from the factual writing I do as a journalist.
The inspiration for this story was the receipt of an invitation to a high school reunion that was, well ... not MY high school reunion. I received another invitation this week from the same people who apparently never took me off their mailing list.
Reading through old writing is a great tool for self assessment. I was such a different person when I wrote this story all those years ago. I can see and feel how much I've grown as a person and as a writer -- I hope.
It's been a long time since I've done a "Just for fun" post, so I decided to share this story in that spirit.
"Not my high school reunion"