It had been a long time since a man had paid any special attention to her or went out of his way for her. She knew she hid behind her long hours and used her work as a convenient excuse for maintaining a solitary life. She caught herself daydreaming about what she would wear tonight and rushed to clean up her mess so she could get home and ransack her closet.
She tried on several outfits and found flaws with all of them, creating a pile of discarded garments on her bed. She plucked a couple more dresses from the back of her closet and tried on her last hope. It was an ankle length deep sapphire sleeveless dress in silk with a long filmy duster jacket. Linda couldn’t find fault with it and caught herself smiling as she checked the mirror.
After rehanging every piece of clothing she owned, she flopped onto her bed for a nap before a hot soak in the tub.
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