The shimmering drop on the black mat stares back at me.

I just reclined on the cushy mat to lift my foot up and back 30 times, each leg for 3 sets.  My personal trainer and my physical therapist tell me it’s good for me.  After 30 lifts, my hip and leg tell me they’re numb.  The drop doesn’t say a word, doesn’t identify itself.   I ponder the drop, thinking it’s probably just water.  It looks like a water drop.  My face is very near to it.  What if it’s not a water drop?  What if I’m nose to nose with sweat?

I feel gross being so near it.  I consider wiping the drop up, but I’ve no towel.  There’s no way I’m using my hand.

In the end, I complete my sets and just walk away from the drop.    And now I’m writing about that drop, a few weeks later.   What an amazing effect a possible puddle of sweat has.

The Drop cartoon


About kriskkaria

Hi, I'm Kris. A narrator, actor, voice actor, and writer. I've impersonated a cat, a prince, a princess, a witch, a madwoman, and a president with my voice and narrated/produced over 40 audiobooks. I narrate and produce an award-winning weekly storytelling podcast showcasing stories from fantastic writers. Visit my IMDB page for stage and screen credits.

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