Let’s get something straight from the start: I don’t like being different. I like to be part of a crowd. I think it is better to blend in than to stand out.
But all my life I have been blighted by The Arrow. It hangs over my head like the Sword of Damocles. People see it and stare at it and, of course, stare at me. People always follow an arrow.
I try to hide by wearing the same T-shirts and silly hats as my friends, hoping that reducing my individuality will make it fade.
But still The Arrow points.
This piece is for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups, the prompt being to write from the perspective of the person arrowed in the photo below.
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