I remember these days

The mission was underway. She lay on the cold metal, listening to the wheels rolling underneath her. She peered out from her hiding place as the target came nearer and nearer. The click of heels, ever present near her head, reminded her of how important stealth would be. Yet with such a short window of opportunity, she had no choice but to reach out and snatch her opportunity when it presented itself.

“Nailah, you put that candy back right now,” her mother commanded. “And get out from under the cart.”

With a hiss, the chocolate was returned to its place. Mission failed, Nailah sadly followed her mother to the checkout.


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