Dancing Shadows

Contributor: Taran Washington

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To the new people we meet in our lives, we are all shadows. I understand that may be an unclear statement, allow me to shed light on it. . . no pun intended. When you first meet someone, you see their appearance of course. Hair, eyes, race, gender and so on; that is not what I mean though. The shadow I’m talking about is a mental shadow, a soul shadow. Simply put, the more you learn about someone, the clearer you can see them. Like someone in the dark who steps ever slowly into a defining light.

Relationships grow, falter, and fade depending on how much you truly see one another. Has someone who you believed to know with fondness or disdain ever surprised you? For better or for worse your view has changed, their image, their shadow has faltered. That being said almost no one truly knows anyone else. How much do you know your partner, your spouse, your best friend?

Anyone and everyone can change; that person you knew has the capability to alter. What would you do then? What would you do when that person has once again become shrouded in the indiscernible blackness of shadow? Do the dance and try to find them again in the uncertainty or would you rather preserve them as they were?

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My name is Taran Washington, I'm a college student studying Management Information Systems. I elected to take a couple fiction writing courses and found myself with a new hobby. Now I write some flash fiction from time to time and I thought I would try my hand at submitting!
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