#AtoZChallenge: #ShortStory – Letter O

Not one of my better stories I’m afraid.

Words for the AtoZ Challenge are randomly chosen using Random.Org.  Words used for letter O are:

  • OOld Fashioned
  • Occasion
  • Optimism
  • Orient
  • Officer

Stepping into dark rainy night, Olivia tried to orient herself to recall where it  was she had parked earlier that morning.  She hated going out in the dark alone like this but she hated to be a nuisance either.  Normally Olivia would have been done and gone hours earlier, well before dark.  On this particular day an occasion had arose to meet with her boss.  That on top of  extra work had kept her late.    By the time she had finished with everything the sun was already disappearing from the sky.

Olivia had stopped, on her way out, to see if one of the security officers might be on hand and willing to walk with her to her car.  She had mixed when she found the small office they occupied, when not on patrol, empty.  A part of her had hoped that one of them might be nice enough to accompany her.  Still another part of her was glad to escape the embarrassment of having to admit that she was afraid to walk out to her car in a perfectly well-lit area.

Olivia cinched up her jacket, hugging her purse tightly as she started to make her way across the nearly empty parking lot.  She tried to be optimistic, telling herself that she was being an old-fashion ninny and afraid for no reason – that she had nothing to worry about. 

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Join Me in the month of April as I write “Alphabet stories” each day featuring a different letter from A to Z for the A to Z Challenge.

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