Friendships, Flourescent Lights and Free-Throw Lines (Guestposting at Breakfast in Moscow)

Atop creaky honey-colored bleachers in middle school, Sara
Hepner* crushed a wad of chewing gum onto my hair, smushing it far into the
strands. The basketball game of high school boys raged on below us, and foul
horns bellowed. Lanky high school boys lined up at the free-throw line, and my
fingers crawled behind my head on reconnaissance. 
Later that night under harsh fluorescent kitchen lights, ice
cubes and shears flashed and twisted the light in my mom’s gentle hands. In
angry tears, I poured out the story. She listened and then asked the question I
knew was coming… 
Join me over at Breakfast in Moscow for the rest of the story, will you, friends, where I have the honor to guest-post? Breakfast in Moscow‘s Elizabeth is an international journalist, a world traveler, book-devourer, fine cheese aficionado, and long-time friend. Join me there for the rest of the story, will you? 

Linking also with Imperfect Prose.

Photo Credit: Microsoft clip art. 
* Names have been changed. 

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  1. Anonymous on October 12, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I headed over to breakfast in Moscow to finish reading your post. I was glad I did. Friendship is so important and I like the phrase/thought "What do you think he/she/they feel?" Made me think…Thank you. Came by through Imperfect Prose.

  2. Jennifer Dougan on October 12, 2012 at 1:16 am


    Thanks for stopping by and for clicking through and then back again to comment. 🙂 I appreciate that.

    I look forward to clicking through and meeting you too.

    Yes, that questions shapes how I interact with others now too.

    Have a great week,
    Jennifer Dougan

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