Family of Me

by Daphne
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Extra Scene 3: Ozy And Millie

Past me: I love Ozy and Millie!

Present me: You know, in the future the author will be on the same social media platform as you. You’ll comment on a photo of her, and she’ll show you a glimpse of a future you never experienced.

Past: That sounds… surreal. Wait, did you say “she”? I remember the author as…

Present: I know. It’s she, trust me.

Past: Hang on, I remember reading about that. She started going by Dana, which didn’t make any sense to me. I don’t understand why someone would change their name like that. It made me uncomfortable and I don’t understand why.

Present (solemnly): I remember.

Past: I tried reading some of her other work after that, but I couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll give it another shot in the future.

Present: You will. In fourteen years.

Past: Oh. Um… (timidly) Do we ever figure out what that uncomfortable feeling is about?

Present (tearfully smiling): Yes, past me. Yes we do.