Here’s another snippet from my Valentine short story, “Operation Rhombus,” which is included in Love and Diamonds, an Astraea Press Anthology just out last week.
Selecting her items took only a few minutes, and she turned toward the check out lane when her cart nearly collided with that of Lilah Bedford, the Home Ec teacher.
"Hello there, Ellie. Where's Paul?"
"He's out of town, picking up supplies for something called Operation Rhombus."
"Operation — oh yes, I heard about that. Great idea. I hope he's successful with it. Well, I've got to go. See you on Monday!"
Why has everyone else heard about Operation Rhombus except me? she wondered.