A plaid blanket spread over the damp green grass, containers with sandwiches and a wayward aquamarine balloon tangled up in the limbs of an old elm tree was visible. He meant to ask her roommate, the exciting red-haired girl, but lacked the gumption. He asked her instead—because introverted girls rarely decline. Later, when she climbed the elm to free the balloon, he grew dizzy, he became pale. In his car he touched her hand; she moved hers.

She walked barefooted home. Her life remained green. She knew what she wanted… it was adventure, and he wasn’t it.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
7 months ago

I like your twist in your story, Melissa. Funny that it was the introvert who wanted adventure!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

I really enjoyed it, Melissa. Most especially your twist in the end. Well done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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6 months ago

You’re most welcome, Melissa.

Sandra OReilly
Sandra OReilly(@sandra-oreilly)
7 months ago

Really enjoyed this – a well rounded story. Loved the twist at the end, not what I was expecting at all. Well done.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
6 months ago

Aside from being unadventurous and going for what he assumed to be the easy option, this guy was sadly lacking in self-esteem. I loved how your protagonist turned the tables on him, Melissa and the message your story portrays. Well written, as always.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
6 months ago

A colorful and wonderful story, Melissa! Hopefully, the young man became wiser that day and understood that introverted people aren’t that easily confined and boxed in.

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