Everything felt like a dream. Only the park bench beneath me felt real. I sat waiting for the sign on the bookstore to read open. I sat day after day. The sign never changed. The door remained locked. The possibilities of what was going on inside was endless.
Glitter’s smile and Olivia’s hug of reassurance haunt me. Both trying to be convincing, it wasn’t a dream and we would have an adventure again. No matter how I try I can’t shake the feeling that there was a finality to the ending, like I was someone who had accidentally wondered in…
By Shari Marshall – April 27, 2018
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Prompt for this 100 word post is from 101 Writing Prompts, prompt #44 & #50.
Definition of x-factor: “a hard-to-describe influence or quality; an important element with unknown consequences; also written X-factor” (search April 1, 2018 http://www.dictionary.com/browse/x–factor)