Choice [short story]

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“You’re doing the right thing,” He paused “I promise” he said with confidence, he smiled brightly at her and she reciprocated with a small twitch at the side of her mouth.

The politicians argue that we have the right to choose, she thought

“Do you want anything to eat or drink?” He said trying to rid the room of silence

“They told me not to eat anything,” she mumbled looking at her feet.

“Oh,” He said “Well, maybe afterward then?”

“No,” she said simply

“Why?” he pressed

“Because today I want to make a choice that is my own!” she snapped.

You should have seen that coming,  he thought and simply nodded his head “OK.”

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