Something Fishy – Linda Lewis – 2000 words (Romance)
This story is told by two characters – Marjorie, who works in a pet shop and David, the owner of the shop whose main interest is tropical fish. As the story progresses, we learn how they feel about each other, the question is, will they ever tell each other the truth?
I tell David the moment I arrive at the shop. “Ted’s asked me to marry him.”
That’s all he says. Just ‘Oh’. Not even a smile, or a ‘congratulations’. He doesn’t even ask me what my answer was. My last faint glimmer of hope fades away.
I’ve waited so long for David to make a move, but now it’s time to face the facts, he’s never going to sweep me into his arms and kiss me. He only cares about his shop and his fish. Sometimes I see him gazing at them, his grey eyes so full of love. If only he could look at me like that.
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