I’m Entering a Contest

Inkwell is having a fiction contest and I have to put the first part of the story here and link back to the story on their blog. If you want to read the whole story check out the comments in this post about the contest. Here’s the first paragraph.

How could she have known that simply crossing the street would mean so much? Grace was simply trying to stay dry when she dashed across Vine Street to the cover of the green awning jutting out over the outside produce display at the local grocer’s. She was standing in front of the melons fishing through her large black bag for the umbrella she swore was in there somewhere when she felt a jarring force hit her hip. She steadied herself and looked down to find the source…