CRUSADER CHALLENGE #2: Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less.
The goldfish bowl teetered on the delicate pedestal as Mallory held her breath, praying the glass bowl wouldn’t crash to the floor. The commotion would definitely attract all of the pet store customers’ attention, including her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.
Even though six months have passed since the painful split, Mallory wasn’t ready to face Aiden — by herself. She had no energy to fake a smile and pretend everything was fine. She just needed more time.
The goldfish bowl teetered safely back to the pedestal surface, and Mallory released her breath and quietly left the store.