Where’d it go?

Where’d it go?

no shadow

I was out for a walk when I felt something was wrong. I couldn’t figure out what. I was going nuts trying to come up with the source of my worry.

And then it hit me: I didn’t have a shadow. The sun was streaming down on me, but there was no shade of my body on the ground.

I turned around really fast hoping to catch the shadow, as if it had been hiding. But nope. I even lifted up my foot, and no shadow was to be found.

I looked around at other things: the tree, a telephone pole, a car, other people – they all had shadows.

I closed my eyes for a long moment, hoping it was just a trick of the eye, but when I opened my eyes, still not there.

That’s when my cell phone rang. I answered and the voice said, “It’s me, your shadow. I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you today. I became the shadow for a woman named Tricia. It’s a better fit for me. I hope you don’t mind. Anyway, I gotta go.”

I looked down at the sunlight all around me.

I looked up at the Sun and said, “Are you’re okay with this?”

The Sun said, “I don’t give a shit what you do.”

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