Daily Prompt: Back to the Future

“Anachronism (noun): an error in chronology; a person or thing that’s chronologically out of place. Write a story in which a person or thing is out of place, or recount a time when you felt out of place.” -The Daily Post

Me, today! Every year, I go along with my grandparents and the Italian-American Club that they are a part of to a shrine in Pennsylvania to worship a few important religious figures.

While I’m comfortable with the shrine since I’ve been going for years, I find myself feeling more and more out of place with each passing year. The Italian-American Club is all people who are at least 75 years old – and then there’s me! So I stand out in that way, being the only kid there.

Plus, I don’t speak Italian – they all do.

Oh, and when I’m at the shrine, I’m surrounded by such strong religious influence but that’s not me – I’m more worried about connecting with my inner-self than anything else – especially something SO outside of my grasp!

Plus, the whole gay thing always lingers over my head when I’m in Church. Now, to be honest, I don’t even know where the church stands on the issue anymore (nor do I really care) but I just know there’s controversy and that makes me uncomfortable.

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