His shadow crossed her frail body like some menacing presence as he stood. He leaned over to brush her thinning hair from her face, and kissed her forehead, trying to reach her beautiful mind. “I'll be right back,” he whispered in her ear. “I'm going to the store, but it will only take me a minute, okay?”
In 1982, John Armstrong walks into a convenience store. He emerges with a second chance at life. He believes he's been given a gift - but at what cost? Windfall is a dark-themed fantasy/time travel story about a man who thinks he's won it all.
For the next two weeks, he ignored her, and attempted to court her from afar by leaving notes with Stan; sentiments hidden in her apron pockets. Having taken a new job as a courier, he would stop at the diner before his shift to indulge in the two-egg breakfast, and write lines he hoped would win her heart:
“You left a mark.”
“You're beautiful, and I'm not sorry.”
“You occupy my dreams.”