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Every now and then I get a little obsessed with myself. I notice some flaw in my appearance like a peanut butter spot on the front of my skirt. I hone in on it and it's all I can think about for the rest of the day. Everywhere I go, I feel like there are blinking neon lights attached to me, "Look at me! Hey did you notice this spot?"
It's weird--shrink's probably have a name for it. I don't want anyone to see the peanut butter spot, but for some reason I feel a reason to point it out. I'm here to tell you it takes some kind of skill to work a peanut butter stain into a conversation at the office. Just imagine the humdinger of a transition sentence I had to come up with to jump from discussing ways to cut overhead to explaining why there is a peanut butter spot on the front of my skirt.
Yes, I do realize that nobody cares one iota if there's a piece of lettuce stuck in my back tooth, if I put on two different socks this morning, or if it's apparent that my roots need tinting.
Do other people obsess about these things? I thought it was time for a reality check, so I asked my husband, "Dear, do you ever obsess about things like this?" He does not.
Ok, so it's my own little quirk and here I am obsessing about my obession. See this spot? I was eating a peanut butter sandwich...
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: THE THIRD HILL NORTH OF TOWN (Fiction) by Noah Bly
When I first began writing this story, I had an image of three people in a Volkswagen Beetle, racing down a dark highway in the middle of the night. I had no idea at first who these three people were, or where they were going in such a hurry, and was quite surprised to eventually discover one was a middle-aged schizophrenic woman and the other two were teenaged boys, all on the run from the law, traveling from Maine to Missouri in late June of 1962. Their story continued to surprise and delight me as I wrote it, veering off in directions I never expected.
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