Jenny’s my bestest friend in the whole wide world.
Same as me, she likes purple ribbons, drawing, bobble hats, and holding mommy’s hand when we cross the street.
Only I can see her.
I wish mommy could, too. Her smiles are gone, and she’d laugh if she knew Jenny stole blueberries off her pancakes at breakfast.
Mommy says she doesn’t mind Jenny, and it’s okay if I need extra love now that daddy’s gone.
“Jenny! Where’s my crayons?”
It’s a special day today and I want to draw a red heart for mommy. I’m gonna sign it, ‘love from daddy.’
Jaycee Durand’s usual dance partner is paranormal romance, but she enjoys flirting with other genres. She has published shorts on Medium in The Mad River, and Midnight Mosaic Fiction, as well as fiction appearing or forthcoming in Free Flash fiction, Friday Flash Fiction and Black Hare Press. Jaycee lives in London, England.