“So what’s the matter now?”
“Nothing really, it’s just a lot of people I care about seemed to totally ignore my birthday.”
“Maybe they were preoccupied with other matters? Perhaps they were really busy?”
“Yeah, but how hard is it to just wish someone a happy birthday?” I mean really?”
“They may have not known it was your birthday. Seriously, it’s not worth having a meltdown over.”
“I’m not having a meltdown! I’m just disappointed is all, and feeling sad.”
“Do you think maybe the problem is your own expectations, rather than anything they have failed to do?”
This not autobiographical, no.
This was written with the prompt meltdown provided by the Carrot Rance July 15 Flash Fiction Challenge.
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