Never had my nerves felt as weary as they felt in this moment, leaving home hadn’t felt this nerve racking.
How do I make this sound fashionable, maybe fashionable was asking too much. Walking towards my room I tried out different options.
“My mum suggested you … ” starting with ‘my mum’ makes me sound juvenile.
“How would you like a …. ” No, that just had monumental anti climax written all over it.
“Have you ever experienced …”
There was no way around it, I’ll just spit it out. Besides I had done things I didn’t necessarily want to just to be a supportive friend. It would be selfish of her not to oblige.
I wish this wasn’t part of my life.It’s not that I hate the custom, nor am I ashamed of it, … but explaining it to a guest, hoping they oblige you and having an audience judging your friendship was …. urggghhhh.
“Annie, my mum wants to know if you would like to go in the ofuro first?”
“Sure! What is the o- fuu -row?”
Don’t know if it came across but I was trying to depict her discomfort at explaining the Japanese bath ritual to a foreign friend. What are your thoughts?
In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted by Priceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph is from TJ Paris (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.