100 Word Story #13 Adding Choices by J M Northup

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Adding Choices

“I’m not discussing this with you.”
“Why not?” Zeke sounded disappointed.
“You’ll want to debate it, and it’s not a debate,” I tried to explain.
Snorting in derision, Zeke smiled arrogantly. “Everything’s debatable.”
“That’s not true.”
Zeke groaned. “This is why I cut people like you out of my life.”
“Then you’ve lost your argument,” I replied. “By cutting people out, you silence any potential for
discussion. Look, my choices don’t negate yours, and not everything has to be a fight. Adding mix-ins to
vanilla ice cream doesn’t destroy the flavor – it enhances it. That’s true for ideas and diversity.

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