Hiding in Plain Sight

FlashNano Day 22: Write a story where someone is trying to hide something


She walked into the crowded room, the party was in full swing and the energy was electric. Loud, thumping music played throughout the house and the alcohol was flowing freely. Looking around she recognized many friendly faces, but that didn’t stop the pit in her stomach from growing. Nor did it stop her heart from beating rapidly in her chest. Anxiety gripped her. She stepped out of the room, unseen.

It wasn’t too late to run, run straight to her car and drive off into the night alone. There was nothing she wanted more than to be alone. She could feel the relief that would wash over her as she made her getaway. She’d roll down the car window and let the cool night air chill her face. Cool down the frantic feeling she experienced more often than even she’d like to admit to herself. Letting out a deep breath, she’d release the panic that overcame her moments earlier. Safe and alone.

But, she didn’t leave. She stood in the hallway a moment, gathered herself and walked back into the room. She hid in plain sight behind a big, painted on smile, nobody noticed her laughter was hollow or how often she glanced at the door. She just smiled.

About Jody

Jody is a graphic designer, doodler, reader, lover of dogs and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She runs a popular print on demand site The Whimsy Doodle Shop and can usually be found drawing or with her nose buried in a book. Jody lives in LA with her husband and a sweet senior dachshund, Pickles.
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6 Responses to Hiding in Plain Sight

  1. Perk says:

    Excellent Jody. U are really getting good. Perk AKA SSD

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  2. Steven Baird says:

    You’re on a roll. Very good!

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  3. Impressive writing, and that’s a problem I can relate to, so thanks for referring to me as, she. 😀 Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Jodi. ;o)

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