Penny works in her father’s store while she studies business part-time. In between studying, she alternates between fantasizing about her co-worker Shawn Moore. and planning her escape.
Shawn works to support his disabled mother. He refuses to look closely at Penny because she deserves better than he could give her.
When Penny’s grandmother has a stroke, her escape plans are postponed. Can Shawn give Penny a reason to stay?
It’s a free short story, I wrote based on a dream I had.
Why free? I’d rather be read for free right now. I’m not selling a crapload anyway, so I’d just rather be read widely. It’s PG-rated for mentions of sex and alcohol, but not explicit at all.