AN ICY BEGINNING
This short story will be linked up at the SHORT STORY PROMPT LINK PARTY 26.
Ready? Here’s the prompt:
The party was going fine until…
Now, here’s my version:
AN ICY BEGINNING
The party was going fine until some teenage boys began throwing ice! Now was his chance, he could protect her from the icy pieces flying through the air. Maybe then she would talk to him.
When he first saw her, he thought she was cute. He tried talking to her but she seemed uninterested. After she walked away, he was told by one of the teens at the party that she had a boyfriend. He wondered where was the boyfriend.
A second attempt at talking to her proved the same as the first – She was not interested. About an hour later a grand opportunity occurred. Teenage boys began throwing ice and he went into action.
He quickly walked over to where she stood as he said, “Don’t you guys dare throw ice this way!”
Of course, that’s exactly what happened. They did exactly what he told them not to do. And he did exactly what he had in mind. He shielded her!
After a few minutes they made their way outside for some fresh air and to get away from the chaos. His plan worked. She gladly began talking to him. His chances just happened to be better too as he learned she was mad because her boyfriend still hadn’t arrived at the party.
That evening turned into a phone conversation later the following week. Then a movie date. Then another phone call. Then a basketball game. More phone calls. Well, you get the idea.
To conclude and make a long story short, this is how they met, fell in love, married, had babies, and are still together more than forty years later!!
*This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.