Companion World by John Gaukel
Approx. 11,360 words.
Published on December 29, 2011.
Julia Perenda woke up that morning to the warmth of sunshine and a cool spring breeze gently tickling her nose with the scent of the lilacs blooming outside her bedroom window. Anticipation washed over her as she struggled to full wakefulness. She knew that this was going to be the best day ever and tried to remember what would make this day better than the many good days preceeding today.