Lillie McFerrin Writes challenge,
Five Sentence Fiction.
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Benny watched in anticipation from his seat the first day, but his small bouquet of backyard violets lay ignored on the seat of bus 23 after she sat down.
The second day he watched her pull the cord for her stop and exit down the aisle, unaware of the smiley sticker he had affixed earlier to the window next to her usual seat.
The third day he decided stronger measures were needed and taped his drawing of her where she couldn’t miss it, on the back of the seat she always faced, with the message “From a friend.”
She touched the likeness, but her smile turned to a look of confusion when she read his message; she turned her gaze away to the scene out of the window.
He had no way of knowing that her dyslexia had mangled his tender gesture into the words, “Form a fiend.”