Are you lonely?
“No. You see, I am not alone. I am with a companion. We just met, and I don’t know much about her yet but am getting to know her.”
I’m just worried about you.
I know. But, I often see you by yourself with a book.
“Yeah, that. That’s why I’m saying I’m not alone. I’m always with someone whom I could never be with in real life. I have been with Elizabeth, Katniss, Jane, Bella, Skeeter, Anne, Sophie…”
For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers week of 06-21-2016 and The Daily Post’s daily prompt, Companion