Ellajean tried to engross herself in the adventures of Western romantic fiction. A genre generally dependable to have a happy-ever-after ending as the hero rides off with the new bride he won with his “good day, Miss” manners, his winning smile, his rippled muscles and his quick ability to rescue her from the evil landlord who was about to evict her if she did not receive his advances.
Ellajean removed her glasses and gave up her attempt to live some other girl’s happy-ever-after life. The rent was due and her landlord would be coming soon. Her hero had not arrived.
Thanks, Rochelle, for the prompt for Friday Fictioneers, 100 word story. Also thanks to PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr for the picture.