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  SPONTANEOUS CHOICES SHORTS features short serialized fiction by author Shannon Muir, that may be later released as part of e-book or print collections. This summer runs a special event from August 12th through the end of the month on Mondays through Thursdays called “End of Summer”. This is part 10. Keep an eye out for a full week of ANIMATED INSIGHTS the first week of September! Summer went back to school, and didn’t feel like she connected with anyone. She started to wonder if she would turn out just as crazy as her birth mother had, if what she’d been told could ge believed. She didn’t have any reason to believe otherwise.  

Daina tried to approach Summer and talk to her, but Summer kept pushing her aside.

Finally, after several attempts, Summer got so frustrated that she confronted Daina.  

“Can’t you take a hint? I told you to go away, Daina!”  

“But I thought we were friends.”  

“Friends don’t need the truth from one another. Clearly, you did.”   “I really thought it was what was best!”  

Summer shoved Daina aside.   “You thought wrong!”   Daina chased down the school hall after her.  

“You want us both to get busted?” Summer grumbled.   

“Summer, please, I want to help you. I think I know who your father is!”  

Summer stopped and turned back to Daina.  

“Why should I believe you?”  

She couldn’t imagine anything Daina could do or say.   

Daina took a couple of items out of her pocket and showed them to Summer. One was of Daina and her parents together when Daina was much younger. The other one showed Daina and Summer together in kindergarten, where they’d first met.  

“I don’t get it,” Summer admitted.  

Daina pointed to their nose and cheekbones in the picture.  

“Remember how I’d always say we looked like sisters?”  

“Yeah, Daina. And your Mom said it was all in your imagination.”  

Daina pointed over to the photo with her parents.  

“Well, was it?”  

Summer looked down and noted Daina and Daina’s father had similar features. Then she looked at the picture of her and Daina again.  

So did they.