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Fiction Friday: Chasing After Illusions

By Leslie Lindsay Here we are back in Leslie’s novel, Slippery Slope.  Annie (female protagonist) is at the gym chasing after illusions.  Remember, this is an original work of fiction.  Please feel free to offer comments, feedback, etc. but don’t take as your own work.  Thanks–and enjoy!       I am back at the gym.  The dreaded treadmill; an artificial run.  The mechanics of the machine lifting itself up, clanging and cranking.  Feigning a hill.         Hot, rubbery legs.         Steve’s legs, long and lean reaching for my foot.  The other day.  Lunch.        I press the speed button several times—5.3 MPH.  A good, healthy jog.  My heart is pounding, but not because of the run. I didn’t sleep well last night.            Joe’s breath on the back of my neck.       See a therapist.  You’re not yourself.       Steve’s cocky grin.        I tossed and turned.  Thinking.  Dreaming.        Come back to me.       So much pent-up energy inside of my body.        I close my eyes briefly, my legs pounding the black rubber strip. …