Just One

Happy Friday! It’s time for Friday Fictioneers! Special thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for always posting such awesome prompts for us bloggers. Enjoy today’s story!

Copyright: Jennifer Pendergast
Copyright: Jennifer Pendergast

Just One

“Anne, don’t spend the whole day reading. You need to socialize with your peers.”

Anne sniffed and burrowed deeper into the cushion on the window seat. “The people in my books are more real to me than my vapid, self-absorbed peers could ever be.”

She heard her mother sigh deeply from the doorway. “You’re telling me there isn’t one person out there that could spark your interest?”

“Not one.”

Anne waited til she heard her mother walk away before looking past her book to the street below. Like everyday, Jared Elliot was walking home from work. Maybe there was one person.


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