Ingrid

Avatar Author: ElshaHawk (LoA) "Read, Reply, Ficly, or Die!" -Krully Ficly Blogger-In-Chieftess I am a self-proclaimed member of the LoA (League of Awesomeness): Mistress of Well-Intentioned Indecision. Special Needs Teacher, wife, mother of ... Read Bio

At first, I wasn’t sure what a prom was. But I heard words like dress, night, ask, dance paired with the girls all giggly and fussing over their hair in the restroom and I figured it out. It involved boys.

Still, I had no idea how big a deal this was until my American Moma sat me down to explain that we needed to go shopping for a dress; ensuring that I go.

Although I enjoyed the fabrics and the smile on Moma’s face, going to the dance was quite a different experience. All the other girls looked prettier than I did, knew what to do, and had someone to talk to. I was still alone, foreign.

I saw Randy, followed by a bunch of girls whom he didn’t seem to notice, and thought of my Chekav. If he were here, I’d not be alone. If he were here, I would not see the other dancers, nor hear the music, so consumed in him I would be. They would all stare at the true love between us.

This thought made me warm and dizzy. I sat down.

“Ingrid, you look overwhelmed. Is everything okay?”

I thought I was dreaming.

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    Ah bless her – that teen insecurity combined with the fact she’s an outsider makes her character really sad, and Elsh, as a writer you do a great job of making us feel for her…

    Doesn’t neccessarily move her character alng a great deal, but is poignant and touching nonetheless – MH :)

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    i don’t know where to take her. I was hoping some new guy was speaking to her at the end, and she could be Cinderella.

  3. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    God, is nobody going to this prom?

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    she did..