I reached for the last lemon tart a moment before she did. I could see the disappointment in her eyes. She looked even more haggard than I felt- the burp mark on her left shoulder told its story. I picked up the tart, and put in on her tray. She was speechless, I could see the gratitude in her eyes.
“Pay it forward”, I said. And smiled.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
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