Rosemary Hayes from the August 10, 2015 issue
Tagline: Tracy's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day turned into something quite the opposite when she met Rick...
Observations: I laughed when I read the beginning of this story because the same thing almost happened to me. This was back in the day when you actually had to insert your key into the door to unlock it. I put my key in and it didn't unlock. I was confused until I saw that a person was sitting in the driver's seat! I was so embarrassed, even though it was an honest mistake. Same make, model and color, as in the story.
I thought that Rick's opening line was funny. I always appreciate a hero with a sense of humor.
There was a little gray moment when Tracy declines his invitation to go for coffee, which is usually something I like. Even though they're only 800 words, these stories benefit from a wee bit of tension, however, I kind of thought saying she didn't go out with strangers, just so she could introduce herself, seemed a little lame.
A wedding at the end is always a surprise and an admirable feat. It's not easy to go from strangers to spouses in 800 words. :)
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