The 2:00 PM Re-arranging By Angel Dionne
June 11, 2015 Comments Off on The 2:00 PM Re-arranging By Angel Dionne
It was approximately 2:00pm, a balmy afternoon. Her fingernails rapped the desk, mauve puffs rising up after each tap. Puff-tap-puff.
“I need to see your diploma,” she asked.
“I can’t,” I handed her a pink-rimmed teacup. “It’s currently in the shop.”
She brought the cup to parted lips. “Nothing serious, I hope?”
“No. One of its wheels broke.”
You could hear the pines shuffling, just beyond the screen door, re-arranging themselves for the afternoon. You could hear the smallest taking its place beside the flowerbed.
“A diploma with wheels?” Her face lit up. “Why I’ve never heard of such a thing!”
“Yes, I went to a very fancy school. We had wheels for all our diplomas.”
The final pine rooted itself in place.
© 2014 Angel Dionne
Angel Dionne is a PhD candidate, writer, and literary theorist. Her areas of interest include surrealism and existentialism. In her spare time, she has a penchant for travel, parrots, and steaming cups of tea.