“The American Dream. Yeah, right,” Todd said. “The so-called American Dream is dead. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class is disappearing.”
Dwayne didn’t say a word. He just continued to stroll along and look into all the shop windows.
“Hey, are you ignoring me? There’s nothing worse than being ignored,” Todd said.
No response from Dwayne.
“Dammit,” Todd said, “say something.”
“You sound like a fucking mad hatter.” Dwayne said. “You’re white. Try being a black man in America. There never was an American Dream for black people.”
“Wanna grab a beer?” Todd asked.
I also included a new challenge from An Upturned Soul, where we’re supposed to “put the term “ignored” into Google or Goodreads, and whatever comes up and catches your attention so much that you can’t ignore it, and say something about it, like how there’s nothing worse than being ignored.