The Health Department called. Was Frances Huffines (Huff-ē-ness) my mother?
(HUFFINESS [noun]: A passing state of anger and resentment.)
I laughed. It'd been years since I'd heard it pronounced that way. I corrected the pronunciation:
They were pushing the booster vaccine. My reaction? Huffiness. Are we doing that already?
By Lisa H. Owens
Created for an Inner Circle Writers' Group 50-word Flash Fiction Friday
September 17, 2021
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