Jack and Alice had been corresponding for a few months and he thought he’d found his soul mate.
OK, she was a little older than he was, but 16 years was nothing these days.
They had so much in common, it was only natural that they should want to meet.
Alice had asked for a photograph which he hadn’t sent yet and so had he.
He was so excited when he received her email with an attachment.
Eagerly he opened it…………… and stared at his mother.
The photograph above is from GaudiLab at shutterstock.com.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a man sitting at a table looking at the screen of his laptop with a shocked expression on his face.
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 14th March