Carolyn Thomas only wanted a pack of gum.
She didn’t want another date with the nice guy who had asked her out or to notice the child in the crowded convenience store.
A child with frightened eyes. A child who reminded her of herself.
Carolyn wanted to leave the store and forget them both.
But Carolyn wouldn’t get what she wanted…
A short story about the unexpected consequences of one look.

“The Reason Why” by National Bestselling author Dara Girard is free on this site from only the 17th to 24th .

This story is available in “Dark Love: Five Story Collection” as well as an individual story through different retailers here.


The Reason Why

Dara Girard

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