By E. G. Fabricant
Published: May 31, 2012.
My Round Eight entry in National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction" contest. As the rules required, less than 600 words and incorporating this sentence: "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door." Tried to balance dialogue and narrative; still looking for that first reader who appreciates characters speaking for themselves, to some degree.