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Picture It & Write: Match Made In...

Yay! Dark is the winner! Oh, yes, the gang over at Picture It & Write had a vote on what the focus of this week's prompt should be and "dark" won. Heehee. Chuckle. Oh, sorry. The photo conjures up all sorts of things for me. To that end, I submit this little ditty I call "Match Made In...:"

Yasmine was not unattractive, but she had unusual features. Because of that, she struggled to find love and in her search was often the butt of jokes; even her friends called her VAAS (Voodoo An A Stick) behind her back because of her thin frame and larger cranial structure. She'd gotten tired of trying online dating sites because the men who showed up were more interested in seeing if she really looked like her photo; they had no desire to get to know her.She decided to go an alternate route for her next relationship. She went to a place that none of her friends knew about and allowed the conjure-woman there to give her a spell. She followed the directions and Zack came into her life. She was head-over-heals in love with him. They spent every moment together and her girlfriends soon became jealous.One day in October, Yazmine had to turn around and go back to the apartment for a folder she needed for work. As she pulled into an open space up the block, she saw Zack and a woman she didn't recognize walking across the street. Across. The. Street. Toward. Their. Apartment. They went in, holding hands and looking longingly into each other's eyes. The folder forgotten, Yazmine started the car and returned to the conjure-woman. She got a new spell to set things straight and decided there had to be a better way.

Daily Prompt: The Old Normal

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