Change is hard, even when it’s what you thought you wanted.
Maryjane silenced the timer and slid the Texas sheet cake onto the rack, then reached to turn off the oven. Another hot day in Florida; no sense making it any hotter. She had been the envy of her friends when she retired to Florida. Months later though she had still not made any friends.
Maryjane slipped out the door and onto the dock. Suddenly, she felt something bump up against her. Then she saw them – a school of manatees at her feet. “Beautiful aren’t they?” Maryjane looked up to see her neighbor man standing on his dock next door.
(The assignment: Write a 100-word essay including the words envy, manatees and Texas.)