Friday Fictioneers: spinner!

Usually I don’t write for Friday Fictioneers unless I have a storyline that pops into my head right away.  This week I have challenged myself to come up with something to tell you about this photograph!   As always, thanks goes out to Rochelle for encouraging us, and a special thank you to Renee Heath for the use of her photograph.

I hope my story works for you.  😉

SpinnerCopyright -Renee Heath

~*~ Spinner! ~*~

He tried to pretend that she wasn’t there, but to ignore her was futile.  Loud, hyperactive,  ever-present,  she was the visual embodiment of hyperbole.   An extravagant exaggeration of annoying adoration.  He couldn’t wait for graduation so he could move on and attend college.  Anywhere.  Anywhere but here!

He had it mapped.  Med School, internship, a practice on the West Coast, then wife and family.


Home for his  15th reunion, he stopped at the entry table, then froze.  Too late.

Quietly she approached him,   “You came back.”

Taken by her calm demeanor he blurted, “Carrie, you’ve changed!”

“Ritalin” she replied.

Words:  100

For more stories from this prompt go here!  🙂

NOTE:  I was asked what Ritalin is for/what it does.

Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a prescription drug that treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy (sudden attacks of uncontrollable sleepiness [Which was not Carrie’s problem]).  This medicine is a stimulant, which seems a non sequitur when you consider how it is used, but in individuals with true ADHD it has a calming effect on them. 
Strange, but true!