Dress Shop

I see her working in a women’s clothing and accessory store on Main Street. She does alterations too. I can’t make out the merchandise clearly. Most of the clothes are sensible and everyday. However, a rack contains clothes for special occasions. Yes, she’s young. At noon, most days, she eats her lunch in the back room by the sewing machine. The food is left overs from last evening’s dinner. She always eats a piece of fruit for desert.

The dull plainness of her days already weighs heavily on her even though her life has barely begun. She goes to the town library regularly to check out books. She likes Jane Austen best. She’s read all the novels several times. Except for the mysterious previous owner of the books who donated them to the library, she is the only person in town who has read them except for the teachers of English at the local school.

What she does not know yet is that a man is coming to town–someone who will change her life–turn it inside out and upside down.

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Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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