The Junction
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The Junction

The Flower Shop Girl

Fiction

Image by Chí Nguyển Quốc from Pixabay

Look at me.

“That’ll be $28.15,” the girl says, her eyes not rising to meet mine despite the telekinetic pull I’m trying to realize into being right this moment. It doesn’t work. She’s looking down at her chipped pink nail polish. I don’t even think I’ve seen her smile once, yet I’m still drawn to this chase of trying to inspire something — anything — out of her.

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