Convenient Love by Asrai Devin
Approx. 5,180 words.
Published on March 10, 2011.
Penny works in her father's store while she studies business part-time. She alternates between fantasizing about co-worker Shawn Moore. and planning her escape.
Shawn works to support his disabled mother. He refuses to look closely at Penny because she deserves better.
When Penny's grandmother has a stroke, her escape plans are postponed. Can Shawn give Penny a reason to stay?