The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
The Grand Opening
“Excuse me!” Stacy kept her head down as she pushed through the crowd. She just had to be at the store’s grand opening. If only this had been winter, she could have hidden under a coat and hat until she got inside. Soon she’d be around people of her own kind, with similar interests, and they could talk without anyone gawking.
She stepped into the shop. In a moment lasting forever, she saw everyone stop talking, turning to look at her. Stacy blushed as red as the Star Trek uniform she wore.
“Trak, not Trek? Not a Star Trek store?”
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