Prompt for January 8, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

The sidewalk under Misty’s feet looked slippery and her first few tentative steps from the car proved her to be correct. The rain from yesterday had continued into the night and with the temperature plummeting during the night the freezing temperatures and the rain combined to coat everything in a layer of ice.

She looked up at the sign over the store she was going into – T 4 U – and winced at the name. She had suggested it to her brother when she was only six years old after he complained that he couldn’t come up with a name for the tea store he was going to open when he got older. It had taken him a few years to get off the ground, but when he did he used the name that she had given him. She was sorry she had ever given him the name.

Turning the corner of the building, she looked into the tea shop through the tinted windows and what she saw made her slip on the icy sidewalk and land on her back, momentarily out of breath.

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