This story was written for the DP Weekly Writing Challenge: Collecting Detail. The challenge was to observe three things during the week and tie them into one cohesive piece. The three observations I used to inspire this story are my husband eating a churro at a hockey game, taxidermy ducks on display at the philly cheese steak place I frequent, and a video on how ducks mate. Yeah I know it sounds like the taxidermy ducks are a bit far fetched, but no joke they were real!
C is for Caducity
Caducity as defined by Merriam Webster: the quality of being transitory or perishable
“I’m here!” Sara was unsure if the exclamation mark was too much. Was Joel excitable like that?
Her phone vibrated: “I’m here too. Just sat down.”
Sara got out of her gray Acura and examined the strip mall. A strip mall was not what she’d been expecting. “Los Palmas” blared at her from the red neon sign above a glass fronted entrance. There was a piñata hanging in the doorway as she pushed the door open.