“Why are you being so nice to me?” The woman asked the black teenager as she unpacked the groceries. She had hurt her ankle in a fall and was told to rest it for a week.
The girl, her neighbor, offered to assist her until she was fully recovered. She was following the example of her grandmother, the paragon of Christian charity who taught her to be kind to everyone, even the undeserving.
“The Bible says to love thy neighbor,” she said simply. “You’re my neighbor.”
“I’ve never been nice to you.”
“It’s not too late to start being nice.”
This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here. The post also features Rag Tag’s prompt word for today: Paragon.