You’re Never Fully Dressed…
an EXIERN short story
This tale takes place in Redbird.
By Scott T. Hicken
Emse laughed. Typical shopper; overly dramatic.
“Oh, honey, what is it? Attending the wedding of a former flame? Maybe looking to show him what he’s missing out on?” the shopkeeper smiled. She took the woman’s hand and lead her further into the store.
“Not…exactly…” the customer stuttered. Her eyes pinched, she took a deep breath, and then the woman’s posture completely changed. She now stood tall and looked into Emse’s eyes with confidence, “Sorry about that, I’ve been away from civilization for a while. Just needed a moment to remember what it was like talking to someone other than myself.”
“No worries at all, I have all sorts of travelers coming through here with all sorts of mannerisms and languages. It’s my job to adjust to you! Now, what is this dire event? Maybe an engagement party?” Emse asked, turning the woman towards her displayed outfits.
“More like a…Welcome Back party…” the blonde answered. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…