Not Another One

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“Did you see they tore down the flower shop in Northwood?”

“I knew they were closing, but I didn’t know the building was gone.”

“Yeah I have heard a couple of rumors about other businesses building there.”

“Oh I hope it is something local and not another one of those huge chain franchises.”

“I heard both a coffee shop and a car wash.”

“We have so many coffee shops and car washes both.”

“Well we don’t really have many coffee shops on the northside of town, they are all downtown.”

“I guess that is true.”

“I will drink to that!”


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – franchise

The Words

She wanted to talk to him

The words just weren’t there

 

She cared so much

And wanted him to know

But her tongue got tied

 

She believed in a future

Between the two of them

And wished to tell him

But her fears silenced her

 

She would have been happy

With a meaningful conversation

With this man of her dreams

And it could have happened

But her voice was lost

 

She wanted to talk to him

The words just weren’t there