Start your story with one character setting up a romantic dinner, and end it with them looking at a framed wedding photo.
Posted in Romance on Jul 27, 2021
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“REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST” by Sivaram Govindaraj
I am Paul Harvey, a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army. I am becoming 75 and the date coincides with my 50th wedding anniversary. How do I look? I am very tall, fair, bald and with a big moustache which has also greyed. Besides I’ve become a bit paunchy. I had told my wife Nancy that our 50th wedding- cum-75th birthday should be observed very quietly at home. Nancy was also on...
“Coffee Date” by BT Black
It was 7:05 pm when I added the finishing touches, straightening the two white cloth placemats on the tiny café table and standing back to evaluate my work. The two weathered wooden chairs were pushed in neatly facing each other, and the table was adorned with a small electric candle that I had ordered online, and a mason jar with a single pink rose that I had plucked from my neighbor’s f...
“One Day Spat” by Bonnie Clarkson
Katrina wore an emerald green dress and her signature four inch high heels. Her shoulder length wavy, strawberry-blonde dyed hair had just a touch of gray. Looking at her no one would believe she was a seventy-year-old grandmother. Her husband, Russell Driscoll, had salt and pepper hair. His rugged build and moustache reminded her of Tom Selleck. Russell and Katrina sat together while listening to the preacher. He explained the concepts of forgiveness, Jesus’ peace th...
“Meghan and Noah II” by Naduni De Silva
Noah’s POVToday’s 14th of September and it has been exactly eight years since Meghan and I started dating. We didn’t have a perfect relationship for all those six years and there were countless times we both wanted to call quits. But somehow, one way or another we always found the way back to each other. If Meghan didn’t become someone so important to me, with my personality back then I might have actually killed someone. That’s why I wanted to do something special for her tonight. Dating me wouldn’t have been an easy ta...
“Pictures of us” by A. Neptune
"25 minutes, cutting this a little close," David thought to himself as he removed the nearly cooked steaks from the oven. The middle-aged man had lost nearly an hour consoling his youngest daughter over the phone. And another 20 thinking of ways to dispose of the young man that'd broken his baby's heart.He shook himself free of the anger that surged back into his chest every time it crossed his mind and focused on cooking. The steaks hit the cast iron pan with a sizzle, followed by butter, diced garlic, and rose...
“Drink Me!” by D. Alfonso
Sophia smiled as she put the finishing touches on the lavish dinner table and stood back to admire her handiwork. The candlelight illuminated everything perfectly, casting the perfect light on the wine glasses. Oh, one of the forks was crooked. She carefully straightened it until everything was perfectly aligned. Rose petals were scattered along the table. The color would compliment the color of the aged red wine. The re...
“Memories down the lane” by Veda Vivek💎
I nervously paced the dining room. My heart was pounding the way it does when I am anxious. Today, Jordan Bell, captain of the football team, honor student, class president, long-time crush, and the most popular kid in the 12th grade is coming to my house for dinner. My house. I could hardly believe it. I met him during my freshman year of high school but we have never officially hung out. He was one of the SCPs ( Smart, Cool, and Popular), and I was nowhere near that popular. Today is the first day he would come to my...
“Playing Cupid” by Carole Cobos
Lorenzo was used to playing cupid. He liked it. It made sense to him. In a way, it didn’t to others. Seeing an appreciative glance shifts to interest. Spotting blushes. The scent of pining. It was so blatantly obvious to him that sometimes it was all he could do to keep from screaming ‘JUST KISS ALREADY’. He learned early on that pointing out the requited feeling would jus...
“Just Another Valentine’s Day” by Iona Cottle
Marcie slipped the roses into the vase, tweaking them until they splayed out evenly, the three heads pointing in different directions. One for each setting, and the other one… somewhere else. “Oh dear,” Marcie laughed. She leant in close and held the flower head in her fingers, holding it still while she smelt it. “You’re the third wheel, aren’t you?” She inhaled deeply, sweet floral notes over the...
“Thick as Thieves” by Elizabeth Motes
When Sam offered for Brooke to stop by his apartment for a bite before work, the last thing she expected was a table set with a home-cooked meal. As she followed him inside, she stopped at the sight. “I figured you meant take-out,” Brooke said, examining the small, round table. He had already set the table with plates of spaghetti and salad, along with glasses of water for them both, all underneath red placemats...
“Too Little Too Late” by Kieri Zink
Our first date took place in the rain. We hadn’t planned it that way, but when I arrived at the sculpture garden and saw him patiently waiting (I have a tendency to run late) in his rain jacket, I knew we had something special. We spent two hours walking around in the rain before our hunger, not our wet shoes, got the best of us. “I know a place,” he said. “I thought you’d never been here before?” I asked. “I haven’...
“In The Darkness” by Victoria De La Cruz
We bantered and flirted, my eyes bouncing towards him and the timer making sure not to burn the cherry filled chocolate lava cake I've been perfecting for weeks. His words 'You're Gorgeous' warming my blood while he teases me about kissing my lips and then he waited until I called his bluff. Once he took two steps towards me the space between us felt heavy. He held my face so firmly in his grip <...
“All In A Day's Work” by Peace Nakiyemba
“Fork on the left, knife on the right, spoon at the top,” Nel mumbles. “Fold the napkin three times. Smooth out the folds to make it stick. Place in wine glass. Put handmade menu on the plate.” He provides the commentary for every move he makes. The table is not impressive in the least but he works with what he has. He places the table for two right in the entrance hallway. No way for them to miss it. It ...
“What Love Is” by Danielle Burke
Lauren stepped back to survey the table, wondering briefly if the heart-shaped foil confetti was a bit too cheesy. She shook her head to dismiss the thought; questioning herself was becoming a habit, one she didn’t want to stick. She was hoping tonight would set things on a smoother path, help her unravel the knots her mind had kinked itself into lately. Lauren tensed when the doorbell rang. Was that...
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