Chasing Fame

Alexander Razin
3 min readFeb 25, 2021

You’re with a group of acquaintances and they ask the group, “What’s something we don’t know about each other?” There’s always that one person who surprises the group with their answer; they met a celebrity, traveled all over the world, faced a dangerous situation, or they came close to fame. From everyone I met personally, I’m the only one with a shocking response; I had multiple occasions where I could’ve garnered fame. Here’s one of those occasions, and it’s one I think about every now and again.

One faithful day, 6-year-old me went to the mall with his parents to get out of the house. I enjoyed going to the mall, the mall’s glitzy exterior, bright lights, and the echoing sounds of people captivated me. I can’t remember the exact reason my parents headed to the plaza, but probably to get out of the house and see what to purchase. Back then, I was an only child, and my parent’s would get me anything I wanted. That soon ended a year later when my brother was born. I don’t regret having a sibling, but the experience of being a single child felt great.

After a couple minutes of walking, my parent’s and I entered a children’s store; It’s when my chance for stardom arrived. My parents were casually browsing for clothing for me, but I couldn't care less, I rather get a toy than clothes. It’s when a woman approached my folks. She was average height; a giant compared to me, long straight blonde hair…

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Alexander Razin

Aficionado and connoisseur of obscure and experimental music, movies, and TV. Fictional and nonfictional pieces have their place here, too