(Photo Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields)
My Mah Jongg tiles are racked. It’s the third round of the Charleston and I’ve got a great hand going. Sadie pushes three tiles at me. I don’t look at them. Instead, I pick one, replace it with an East, pass them to Molly. The chosen tile is a South. I stop the Charleston.
I go first. I discard a West, call Mah Jongg, and put up my seventy-five-point hand:
FF 2010 NEWS 2010.
“Bunny, dear,” Sadie says. “It’s 2013, not 2010. You’re playing with an old card.”
2010. That’s the year I moved into The Home. That’s the year time stopped.
(Written for Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. September 6, 2013.)