The Wishing Map 60

Is there someone you share a secret language with? Someone without whom you would feel alone in the world?

Mitch Teemley

Wishing pix-Title-(framed)

Note: To read The Wishing Mapfrom the beginning, click here.

The Wishing Map

Chapter Fourteen: Two Spoos (Continued)

Previously: Feeling completely alienated from their friends and from one another, Gina and Zack headed home.

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Mom and Zack got home at 8:43. Zack excused himself and shuffled up the stairs. He sat in his room staring at the stacks of perfectly categorized comic books for half an hour.

There was a sudden knock.

“Can’t…not dressed…in bed…”

The door opened. It was Gina. “Spoo?”

Spoo was the universal form of address in a language known only to Zack and Gina Dore; they had spoken it as far back as they could remember. There were other oo words, as well.

“Moo,” Zack answered.

Gina crossed over and sat next to him on the bed. She put her arm around him. He didn’t respond, but he didn’t pull away either.

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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