Untitled by Alexandra Watkinson

I take a deep breath, looking up. I hold the pages against me. Am I ready? I push open the door to the building, the grey brick exterior now behind me. This started as an assignment, there’s no need to go on. But, Mr. Haverman did say I should let someone see it, right? I made an appointment, and the elevator pushes me up through the building into the office. I hug the manuscript tighter. The elevator opens, the publishing logo blazes into my brain. A secretary looks up, smiling. “Mr. Langston’s waiting.” So am I now. Book and all.

 

 

 

This is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.
Alexandra Watkinson
14
USA
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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