These are short stories put up each Friday that you can read for free. By the next Friday the post will be taken down and a new one will go up. Enjoy!
“Mommy, how long’s it going to take?” Sally asked as her mother buckled her in.
“Well, once you go to sleep it’s not going to take that long at all.”
“Can you read me my story?” the little 3-year old girl said in an already sleepy voice.
Her mom smiled and pulled out Sally’s favorite pink book. “You bet.”
Across the cabin Mike was busy flipping through and endless stack of papers when his colleague Maureen nudged him with her elbow.
“Will you look at that?” she said, pointing over at the mother and young girl reading. “Isn’t that cute?”
“I’m thinking this new HIV strand is a lot cuter,” Mike said without taking his eyes from his papers, “it could be a breakthrough.”
Maureen frowned. “There’ll be plenty of time for that at the conference.”
The Boeing 777-200 sped onward, reaching the western border of Ukraine.
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