The Neighbor (7) In 100 Words

A bit of serial fiction in 100 word installments. Here are the other parts: one, two, three, four, five and six.

“Why Adam! How good to see you!” Miss Dietrich exclaimed. “Come in, won’t you?”

“Ma’am, I was worried about you,” he said as he followed her into the parlor.

“Why, whatever for?”

He explained about his recent experiences and Martina’s unwillingness to let him speak to her.

The elderly lady chuckled. “My overprotective watchdog, that one… I’ll tell her you’re alright.”

“Ma’am? Do you know what’s going on?”

Her smile faded. “Music, you say? And roses?” She looked off into the middle distance. “Reminds me of Evangeline.”

“Who is Evangeline?”

She lifted a trembling hand to her lips. “My daughter.”

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