Ever After

Happy Friday folks! Welcome to my weekly story time session: Friday Fictioneers! As always, I extend my thanks to our leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for providing the photo prompt.

the secondhand shop
Photo copyright: John Nixon.

Ever After

The old man studied the tired looking young woman and her daughter as they entered his shop. “Don’t wander, Cindy,” the woman sighed.

 “Can I help you, Miss?” he asked.

The woman spun around. “I’m just looking.”

“That’s what they all say.”

“Interesting name for a secondhand shop,” she commented, changing the subject.

The old man smiled. “Ever After is for anyone looking for an end to their story – or a new beginning.”

The woman fingered an iron-wrought skeleton key. “Just like that?”

“Of course.” He glanced at Cindy, playing with a China doll in the corner. “For a price.”

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