From behind the bar, Katie watched the female veteran come into the No Thanks and once again go to the shadowy back corner booth where Kurt was waiting. She said, “Grandpa, every time Gloria comes in here, she’s more gussied up. Have her talks with Kurt turned from discussing PTSD to more intimate ideas?”
“PTSD is pretty intimate if you ask me,” he responded.
She smacked his elbow. “You know what I mean. Maybe boyfriend and girlfriend?”
“You keep an eye out. You’ll soon get your answer.”
“Kurt kissed her hello! That’s cool. They can share understanding and happiness.”
Written in response to Charli Mills March 6, 2023, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about Gloria. You can name a character that comes to you as Gloria or you can interpret the Laura Branigan song into a story. What image comes to you? Go where the prompt leads!