Lighten Up

100 word story

Reuben Salsa
1 min readAug 6, 2020


Photo by Hans Veth on Unsplash

He just told me to “lighten up.”

I’m obviously hyper-sensitive now. Can’t help it. It’s in my DNA. At least I’m loaded. Regular Bank of England, us Jews.

I’m the face of immigrants that helped forge the country. I should know my place. I should show more respect for the white male.
We would all be speaking a foreign…