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Inspirational
Dystopia
You're black, and I am white
Writer Miss Anderson
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Love at first sight...what??
Miss Anderson
Jan 11, 2018
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Why do they call it a crush....because that is how you feel when they do not feel the same way in return.copyright protection43PENANANPq2XrYkbF

Okay...so I am 21, almost twenty-two years old. I have finally been allotted my own house by Great Grandmother, still near my family in the same community of Lakewood, but I can deal. 47Please respect copyright.PENANAfgROKB19oL
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I am driving moving the last of my stuff, an old Subaru stocked with crates and boxes and a German Wire-haired pointer named Fritzya in the seat beside me. Most people are not allowed to have dogs in our society, but with my job allocation as secretary of the biggest animal shelter in our community...the government gave me such a big job straight out of HS because I never liked people...and the government is kinda lazy...they do not do much but keep peace, mostly in the city, here in the country suburbs, they do not bother you too much...they do not care to...cityfolk keep them busy enough. But if we go to them and ask them for a job allocation, they will give you a test, and if you do really good, they will give you a placement, but you have to score near perfect and your history has to match up with the job. It is their way of keeping the society "growing yet stable", as the senior dictator likes to say. Mine history does, of course, as I have always loved animals. 47Please respect copyright.PENANAewVWd44dIM
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Now I am taking pre-vet with a specialty in animal behavior in college part-time, and I plan to help with working dogs, maybe service dogs or in the army or whatever, not sure yet. We do not have a lot of wars, though. I began to mull over the possibilities, considering it is close to my last semester of college, and the radio does not work in this old hand-me-down bucket of bolts...then I notice the first sound of sirens.47Please respect copyright.PENANA18kouC1r5w
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"Please be a fire truck...not that I want anyone hurt...but come on..." I looked to high Heaven. "God, now I KNOW I was speeding, but come on...like, the lesson is totally...TOTALLY...learned.47Please respect copyright.PENANAakM19xDbG1
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Nope. Policeman. 47Please respect copyright.PENANAXVxSRLXVYF
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I turn to Fritzya. "This is your fault, you know. If you would have stopped whining instead of wanting to fly out the window, there is no way I would have been going this fast."47Please respect copyright.PENANAI0O3oiGpJL
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She wags her tail with a whine as I roll up the drool-covered window on her side, pull over, and roll down my other window. The cop makes his way to us.47Please respect copyright.PENANAVU6IVffyqW
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"Ma'am, do you know how fast you were going?"copyright protection43PENANAU0oHb5d9tJ

"Ummm...70."47Please respect copyright.PENANAAoR7gITdER
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"Speed limit is 55."47Please respect copyright.PENANATnRIqg16FL
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"Is it...uh?"47Please respect copyright.PENANARBFXkAdz9E
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He raises his blonde eyebrows above the oversized aviator sunglasses.47Please respect copyright.PENANAvK2nSj6LxL
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"My name is Sheriff Van Den Berg. License and proof of insurance, please."47Please respect copyright.PENANACr8u9zLaFq
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"Of course," I grumble, reaching to my glove compartment for my wallet and papers.47Please respect copyright.PENANAVx2AvmbJWl
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"Fine-looking hound there," he replies, and I glare at Fritzya, still convinced it is her fault. 47Please respect copyright.PENANAns5qPXJWIh
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"Thanks."47Please respect copyright.PENANAHlIPQRpB24
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He reads my license. "Hmmm...animal shelter, huh? That explains it."copyright protection43PENANAPj5lBchhLR

"Yeah."copyright protection43PENANAufOBsNcda7

"I have a hound myself." He nods to a big black German shepherd dog panting in his back seat.47Please respect copyright.PENANA2XC5y7sKRo
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"Not a hound, technically, a herding dog."copyright protection43PENANAysTEOuQ6LC

"Smarty pants, are we?" 47Please respect copyright.PENANA5eQbFG9pCS
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His voice is filled with amusement. Still, I apologize, "Oh, sorry."47Please respect copyright.PENANAGkeoa4gzGi
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He shrugs with a laugh. This is getting waayyy too suspenseful for me.47Please respect copyright.PENANADJfgOOogyf
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"Um...so how much are tickets, generally, like I have never gotten one..."47Please respect copyright.PENANAFEtvQ9cZyP
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"Hmmm...about a hundred or so."47Please respect copyright.PENANASe96CjaTSR
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Oh well, there goes my part of my spending money for the trip my cousins and some friends have planned soon along with their significant others, another thing I will not have. Maybe I can manage to recover both in the next two weeks?47Please respect copyright.PENANAbwArNpfbGO
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"Can you catch a sister a break?" I plead.47Please respect copyright.PENANAqltURk34jB
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"Nope," he begins scribbling on a notepad. The ticket? Are you serious? My mouth drops open. Probably because I am black. We mostly have blacks and Latinos in our community. White people are sparse, and only a few of the ones we know are actually decent without a touch of prejudice. I can tell by his foreign accent he not from around here and probably not a nice one.47Please respect copyright.PENANATbQ3htmsmf
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"And, no, it is not because you are black," he replies, like he has read my mind. "It is because I care."47Please respect copyright.PENANAkxMVYzkeK1
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"Sure," I repeat.copyright protection43PENANAr9cJU72JIX

"Okay then, if you don't believe me, how about we say I am black and you are white."copyright protection43PENANAJye5qPu8le

Okay, I cannot help but laugh at that. "Impossible." My ebony brown skin and kinky curls of hair could never be mistaken for his disgustingly sweaty glossy blonde curls and...he takes off his glasses...cerulean blue eyes. If someone could take your breath away without kicking you straight in the gut, well, the moment he slides off his glasses, he achieves it.47Please respect copyright.PENANA3bnw5fQ8ja
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"Look, whatever you decide to think of me, one thing is for sure, you will think twice about speeding next time. Nice to meet you, Ms. Renee Harrison, hope you have a good day, and perhaps I will see you around?"47Please respect copyright.PENANAKdmBgE4D7r
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"Yeah, maybe I will be training your dogs some day at the precinct or whatever," I reply. He is a sheriff. Normally, no sheriff will waste his time pulling you over. He has got to be no good, no doubt about it.47Please respect copyright.PENANASrYFnXeIbZ
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"Could happen. I hope to be staying here a while, just got relocated here, getting to know the town. Maybe I will see you around even sooner."47Please respect copyright.PENANAJea7LfmCoF
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"Okay, thank you," I reply, letting the window glide up. No way Jose. I am laying even lower than normal with a new cop like that in town. Not that I have the greatest social life, anyway. It is mostly spent at the library.47Please respect copyright.PENANAN9T9K9OPMW
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"Sooo...you gonna pay the ticket?" I ask Fritzya, and she cocks her head and fixes me with an amber stare.copyright protection43PENANAfIJdolBTs7

"Let's see the damage, huh, girl?"copyright protection43PENANAKNweojOPu5

I unfold the paper, and once again catch my breath...twice in one day, really?...I read: WARNING then below it: for a beautiful young lady. Truly, just stunner. Maybe it is your careful shyness or your frank boldness that has captured me, but, Ms. Renee, if you will, please meet me at the Diner. I would like to treat you to dinner at 8:30 sharp. Casual. Nothing extreme, but you have intrigued me, and if I have done the same for you...well, circle yes or no, and I promise, either way, it has been a pleasure just getting to talk to you for those brief minutes. I did not know how to ask you out properly, being on the job and all, so I decided to take it back old school haha47Please respect copyright.PENANAgFnelKczto
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I circle...wait, what am I going to circle? I did not even get his name...He signed it...Dominique...how lovely. Okay, well, I...what...I look out the window to where a giant bird has landed...a falcon...I think..a Harris' hawk.47Please respect copyright.PENANAzcDJjoZG1o
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If I circle yes...it would be an adventure for sure. I have never dated anyone except a casual group date with my best friend and cousin Roberto in high school, but nothing more. And besides, how am I going to get it back to him? How will he know? Is he that optimistic? Wait...47Please respect copyright.PENANAlOyfYioM8b
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PS, mail by Striker 47Please respect copyright.PENANAJoR6DcRPLk
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Wha??? It sounds like some kind of ultra speed mailing option at the post office. Maybe, I will drop it by the post office...wait...did I just decide to go?47Please respect copyright.PENANAdlxQ5Rf4xg
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"Fritzya, what do you think?"copyright protection43PENANAUfzPIv8vhg

She looks and sniffs the paper as if she is reading it, then a glob of drool falls on the yes. "Okay...uh..." I guess i can always back out. Would I get arrested if I did? I circle yes with the pen from my purse and wipe off Fritya's drool as best I can. 47Please respect copyright.PENANAtT4183kwQs
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As i fold the paper, the falcon lands on the hood of my car. What the heck? 47Please respect copyright.PENANAIzQzGtLyjx
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His stare captures the paper like prey; I reread the PS.47Please respect copyright.PENANASwTqnYhC2P
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I take a chance, open the window, "Striker?" And he takes the paper directly in his sharp talons and flies away.47Please respect copyright.PENANATwIYxQ1RnR
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"Woow, well, Fritzya..." I restart the car, and she whines. "Not this time."47Please respect copyright.PENANAj6raF7DrFX
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She paws the door, and of course, I give in. She flies, her large ears like falcon wings in the wind.47Please respect copyright.PENANAZyuSYRQguT
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"Yep, this is going to be an adventure, Girl."copyright protection43PENANAqymliDXsvI

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