Heather stood directly in front of the trash can. She held her tray with it’s cup, fries box, and BigMac box which held a smear of secret sauce (ok, so we all know it’s really Thousand Island dressing) and a slip of pickle which somehow she had failed to eat. Heather thought about all the fast food she had eaten in her life; about all the times she had tried to diet and all the pounds she had lost and gained. Finally she dumped the detrius into the bin, just as a uniformed teen ager carrying a trash bag came up and said, “Excuse me.”
What follows is my very first attempt at a Drabble– an approximately 100 word story on a particular word, in this instance “abandon”. The inspiration came from my friend Aheila’s blog. Visit Drabble Day–Abandon if you’d like to participate or take a look at the other drabbles.