Mona Lisa Smile

Prompt: Secret | Word Count: 120 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction

April 21, 2020

Zoe joined her two longtime friends on the zoom call to catch up. As she looked at Bethany she noticed how weary her friend appeared. Her hair was disheveled. She had a stain on the front of her sweatshirt. “Oh honey, what’s happened? You look like you could use a vacay.”

Bethany just shrugged, mumbling, “I’m fine. All this alone time gets to me, so this is just what I need.”

Their third friend joined the call and they both gasped. “Casey, you look radiant! What’s your secret?”

“Well … Brett and I haven’t spent this much time together, since our honeymoon. I guess this is the payoff.” Then she gave them her best Mona Lisa smile. Both friends grinned back.

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