Readers, you voted, and here is the result of October Story Time. I’ve left you with another cliffhanger, but I hope you’ll forgive me. Here is Ever After, continued. Enjoy.
The old man studied the tired looking young woman and her daughter as they entered his shop. “Don’t wander, Cindy,” the woman sighed.
“Can I help you, Miss?” he asked.
The woman spun around. “I’m just looking.”
“That’s what they all say.”
“Interesting name for a secondhand shop,” she commented, changing the subject.
The old man smiled. “Ever After is for anyone looking for an end to their story – or a new beginning.”
The woman fingered an iron-wrought skeleton key. “Just like that?”
“Of course.” He glanced at Cindy, playing with a China doll in the corner. “For a price.”
It took Marion exactly thirty minutes to realize she had made the worst mistake of…
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