Good Tunes

They were driving to the mall for some last-minute Christmas gifts.  Sam began to fumble with the CDs tucked into her visor holder.  Carol said, “You drive, I’ll put in the music.  What are you looking for?”

“I have a soundtrack up there I was looking for.”

“You just navigate this traffic; I will find some tunes.”

Carol found the soundtrack Sam had been looking for.  She was a big fan of the musical Wicked and had gotten the Broadway album about a year ago.  Carol put the disc into the stereo and pushed fast forward to track 3… her favorite song from the production, “Popular.”

They both sang along with the song and it finished right when they got to the mall.  They both laughed and then Sam asked, “Carol, how far do you want to walk?”

“I can handle a long walk; just find the first open spot and we’ll hike from there.”

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – Popular

The In Crowd

I was never in the popular crowd

Forever shy and withdrawn

Looking back I wonder

When my depression and anxiety

Actually took hold of my life

Was it to blame

For my extreme shyness

Was it why I felt I never fit in

I wonder what my childhood

Would have been like

If I had been confident

In who I was…