Monday, March 31, 2014

SJ Maylee Week 93: Home Comfort

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SJ Maylee’s’ Choice: Both

Title: Home Comfort

Mandy took another burger from the table and loaded it with her favorite condiments. The parking lot of her apartment building over-flowed with people celebrating the birthday of their country. They seemed to celebrate a countless number of things on this planet, but it hadn’t taken her long to look forward to the parties. It didn’t hurt that her neighbor, Janna and her boyfriend had taken Mandy under their wing.

“You’re eating another burger?”

“Leave her alone, Simon.” Janna hip checked her boyfriend away and wrapped her arm around Mandy. “Besides, how many have you had tonight?”

“I had just one.”

“And how many hot dogs?”

“Ah, three, I think.” He scratched his head. “It might have been four.”

“Maybe you should have another to make sure.”

“See, that’s why I love you.” He placed a loud kiss on Janna’s cheek and headed for the table by the grill.

The girls shook their heads and let their giggles loose.

A sharp sizzling took Mandy by surprise and she turned, prepared to fight a new enemy.

Flickers of light with disappearing threads flashed around sticks. Another started to her right. The overwhelming center of the bright light took her back to a time when she was surrounded by family, hearing the stories of how her planet came to be. It was her first memory of home since she landed on earth.

She reached back to Janna.

“Did you remember something?”

“I did.” Tears pushed over her lids and rolled down her face. “I have a family. I have a home.”


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SJ Maylee believes hearts are meant to come together and find love. As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together. You can follow her at @SJMaylee,



  1. Who is she? How did she come by this couple? SO many questions!

  2. I know the answers to both of those questions, Kim. I also know if she'll see her family again, but I don't know when I'll write it, lol. This is an idea for the second story in a series I want to write. Thank you for commenting. I love it when you do that. :)