September 1, 2010

Drabble #94



Prompt: Author's choice
Inspiration: Fredericksburg, Texas

This is where I went to escape you. I was self-conscious of my queerness there, but the fact is that it was the first time I felt conscious of anything at all for the first time in days, and so it felt good to be awkward, felt good to be insecure. I ate German food, I bought wine and beer, I let the locals look at me, know I was one of those Austin kids that comes out to loaf and spend money. It felt good to have an identity, to spend a day doing what all these strangers expected.

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