This photo with the Venn diagram had me thinking about comparing and contrasting. The 100 words I present below aren’t a great standalone flash but I can’t shake these characters this month. Even as I try to thread together what I do know about Marge Small and her friends, I find I am learning even more about them. So thank you Rochelle for prompting 100 words for my daily grind.
Now and Venn
Neither Marge nor Ilene expected or even wanted to find a friend— especially one who appeared so different.
Two things they had in common were that they were cis-women who as a rule never had women friends.
“We’re similar in that,” said Ilene. “And we both have always preferred the company of men.”
Marge almost snorted her beer, for while true, Ilene’s experience of keeping company with men was of another sort than hers.
But Marge conceded the point, and added another.
“We don’t have children.”
“I suppose we don’t.” Ilene grew quiet, slowly sipped her drink.
Something was different.