Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Awaiting a Date.


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He was late, and my ire was bristling. My indignation seethed, as it wasn’t the first time. His casual attention to punctuality really got on my goat.

We had a restaurant reservation, and it was a restaurant where if you were late chances were they would give your table away.

I’d tried to explain this to him so many times, and always he promised to be ready on time.

I sat at the window looking down the street anticipating his arrival.

The longer I sat there, the more hostile I was becoming. In my mind, I thought of every nasty thing I could say to him. I hated being late.

Just as tension within me was at breaking point, I spied his sauntering gait rounding the corner. He looked up and gave me a wave attached to it was the smile I fell for every time.

Immediately every bad thought slipped out of my mind as I grabbed my things and heading out the door to meet him.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/fffaw-challenge-166th/

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22 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Awaiting a Date.

  1. Hahahaha! Lucky for him she melts by his smile! 🙂 Great story, Michael!

  2. calmkate says:

    I have no time for lateness … his smile would not have melted me!
    well written, you really take us there …

  3. I hope you got there in time and enjoyed your meal!

    Welcome to Keith’s Ramblings!

  4. The guy sure has all the luck in the world

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I’m like that too, no excuse for lateness! Nice one Michael.

  6. I’d rather be half an hour early than five minutes late. As for the winning smile? yes and no. It might melt my heart, but I’d still be mad if it was an important occasion!
    Good story Michael.

  7. Mandy says:

    Being late is a nasty habit. Maybe his charm won’t last forever…

  8. Lyn says:

    Having him arrive late all the time would drive me absolutely bananas. LOL I’m punctilious in my punctuality. I think I’d be telling him to meet me at the restaurant – or telling him the booking was for an hour earlier than it was. 😉

  9. Ahhhh, love can be blind, can’t it. LOL!

  10. yarnspinnerr says:

    I often wonder if unpunctualality and a careless attitude is part of the same gene cluster. Great story.

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