I loved reading this short story. I was hunched over my phone, nearly weeping into my lunch today when I got to the gloriously sappy, beautiful ending. It’s a birthday story. It’s a mystery. It’s an adventure. It’s a love story. Here’s an excerpt:
She raced into the parking lot, and as she ran in pulled the door too hard and let it slam against the wall.
“Oops sorry Mister Hansel. But I’m in a hurry.”
He looked upset but when he realized it was Alexandra a warm smile came over his face.
“So you figured it out. I wasn’t sure you would, but he assured me you’d get it.”
She smiled. “Yup!” and she ran off to the tea room.
She ran in, startling the new girl who was in there, and frantically started searching the giant jars and containers of tea looking for the right one.
“Can I help you with something?”
“No. Yes! I am looking for the Earl Grey Crème. It’s our favorite.”
They both started looking, and the girl became as frantic as Alexandra, without really knowing why.
“Got it!” the girl yelled triumphantly, as Mister Hansel sauntered in, smiling. Alexandra grabbed it, turned it around, and sure enough there it was, a post-it.
Read the full story at A Flash of Inspiration – an art and writing blog by Dennis Finnochiaro