Tuesday, 12 April 2016

#A-Z Challenge [2016]


Just before answering, Marianne put the pastry down. How can anyone take you seriously with sticky, baked goods in your hand anyway?
“Richard, I’d love to go out with you.” She hadn’t exactly finished what she was going to say. There was a ‘but’ but she didn’t get time to say it. Richard had responded immediately she spoke.
“That’s great! Maybe one evening next week?”
“I, um …”
Richard put both hands up. “I won’t bring my phone. In fact let me turn it off now.” He pressed the off button but only after glancing at the list of texts that had been coming through for the whole time they’d been there. “That’s it. Off. Now where were we?”
Where they were was right in the middle of making a date. They carried on chatting, mainly small talk. Marianne got so swept up in the warmth and good humour Richard exuded, she forgot about selfies, twenty year old girls and she didn’t think about her uterus once.
Richard would call her, they’d set a time and a place and they’d meet for dinner. It was as simple as that. She’d given an Apple Danish answer, despite the initial hesitation, and didn’t regret it. Not until later that night of course.
On Friday night, Richard was about to give Marianne a reason why she should not, definitely not, have dinner with him.

5 comments:

  1. Yikes!is he a vampire? Nah, she wouldn't have recognized him then. And the 20 yr old. Niece? Very Dickensian. Can't wait.

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  2. Wow, quite the cliffhanger ending today! I love that she didn't think about her uterus once during the conversation. She's making progress.

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  3. Uh oh. Is that young chick going to crash the party? Maybe she'll be pregnant too. That would really crush poor Marianne.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  4. Oh no! Is this where there's a twist? Is the young woman his daughter? Eeep!

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  5. Her uterus, really, gosh I'm so behind the times. Do women do that? Is that the same a the ticking clock? Nice cliffhanger! :)

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