Monday, 4 April 2016

#A-Z Challenge [2016]


Curiosity got the better of her. Maybe something about his phone could reveal who this stranger was. She sat staring at the black screen of his Sony Xperia, the exact make and model as her own. What the hell. She pressed the silver button on the side to turn it on. A screensaver came up. There was the tall stranger, sitting in a garden with a woman half his age.
It was obviously a selfie. The two of them had been sharing a picnic or something in what looked like a country garden. He had a massive smile on his face and so did the girl. Long chestnut hair cascaded down one side of her face, large blue eyes and a fake pout into the camera. Typical, Marianne thought. Her husband, or ex-husband, had done exactly the same thing after the divorce. Found himself a twenty year old while Marianne was left alone with thirty-nine year old, disagreeable eggs that were dangerously close to their Use By Date.
Maybe this guy was divorced. He could be having an affair for all she knew. Nevertheless, she had to meet him to return his phone. She turned the thing off and chastised herself for being so hopeful about meeting this man again. She had felt an instant attraction. Marianne imagined that a lot of women would. He had that George Clooney look about him that no woman would sniff at. Unless she hated George Clooney, of course, but Marianne wondered if anyone could.
She had definitely felt something stir when she saw him and that hadn’t happened in ages. Had she imagined he felt the same? She thought he’d looked interested but he was so curt on the phone. Anyway there was the matter of the rest of the Apple Danish to get to and then shopping. Her new job started on the following Monday. She had a week to relax.
Eleven o’clock the next morning would come around soon enough and then she could decide how much, if anything, she’d want to know about this George Clooney lookalike.

18 comments:

  1. No, it's impossible to hate George Clooney. It's a fact.

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  2. George Clooney is gorgeous!! great post!!

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  3. Could be his daughter, right?! LOL
    Can't wait to find out!

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    1. Could be ... or maybe that's wishful thinking :)

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  4. Most of us are George Clooney fans :) I like your 'opening word' curiosity. We all work on opening sentences it seems, but this has me thinking. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Pioneer Women in Aviation A-Z

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  5. I'm hoping it's his daughter in the photo. :)
    Discarded Darlings

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  6. Hmmm, George Cooney look alike. Intriguing excerpt! Keep up the great work!

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  7. Maybe it's his daughter?

    Fun idea to do a story in pieces!

    Yvonne

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    1. You guessed daughter too - we'll see...

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  8. I'm betting it's his daughter or maybe a niece in the photo.

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

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    1. That would be good - really think she deserves a George Clooney after the time she's had :)

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  9. I love George Clooney and romance stories! Bookmarked!!

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