In answer to Charli Mills and the good folks at https://carrotranch.com ‘s weekly 99 word challenge, I present my take on “mesh.”

Like a Friendly Spider

Written by Kerry E.B. Black

When as a child I didn’t get along with someone, my mom would say we didn’t “mesh.” An optimistic humanist, I had a hard time accepting this. I’d re-work my approach toward friendship, hoping to integrate into their lives. I’d learn a sport, watch popular films, read trending books. Still, the “mesh” eluded me.

As I grew, classmates changed to fit into intricate webs of friendship.

So I weaved a new fabric, one accepting others’ diverse contributions. Not everyone would want to be a part of my web, and that was okay. I could mesh with those who did.

spiderweb quilt-pinterest

*Image of a spider web patterned quilt from Pinterest.