Genre: General Fiction
The Little Things
Juliet stared, eyes glazed and numb, through her classrooms window. In 5 minutes she’d need to ring the bell to get the children in.
They were so happy playing that a tear fell. That’s what she craved. Happiness.
Her partner, 6 months ago, had taken a job in Sicily. Missing her friends and family, she felt alone too.
Another tear fell.
Composure, she thought. Then rang the bell.
Suddenly, interrupting her isolation, she felt tugging at her sleeve. Looking down, a sweet and beaming 5-year-old face looked back at her.
Her incredibly heavy heart swelled with warmth and was replaced with the utmost and exuberant joy.
The little boy had picked her a small golden flower.
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