100WW — The American Dream

46DDCC97-6342-4ECC-A50B-0924501FB421“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.

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. And for the Daily Writing Challenge from The Haunted Wordsmith using these items: annoying, mad hatter, and <your favorite drink>, which is beer.

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.

13 thoughts on “100WW — The American Dream

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith November 30, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    The American Dream is basically dead for most capitalists…lol. It depends on what your definition of the American Dream is. Good one 🙂

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  2. Marleen November 30, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I like this story. I hope it resonates with you too. I’m thinking it does since it sounds like they’re going to go get a beer together. I needed that.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sadje November 30, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Good post. An imaginative use of all the prompts.

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