41/100 Days of Creativity: It’s Moments Like These

The inside was just as Bine imagined most high school reunions to look like. Awkward. ‘Bine, is that you? It’s so great to see you!’ Bine smiled and gave Tessa a hug. Steph gave Bine an odd look and unsuccessfully tried to catch her eye as the two began talking like they were the best of friends, not her and Steph.

During a pause in the conversation, Bine had a rackwallace moment. She turned to Steph with a look of horror. This wasn’t Tessa, this was Charlotte. The Charlotte who pushed her into the diving pool where she floundered before being rescued by the lifeguard. ‘Gotta go’ said Bine, dragging Steph with her.


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
rackwallace n.
The awful realisation that the person you’ve been talking to all this time is not who you thought they were.

Tomorrow’s word:
ubby n.
A rotting cricket ball found in the garden under a bush.


  1. Oh dear; I did this at work recently. Greeted them like a long lost friend then realised they were the frriend’s relative. They went away and told a local “the museum women seemed to think she knew me…”. Fortunately she seemed amused and the friend knew I was harmless 😉

    1. Sally says:

      And now you have a word for it 🙂

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