The Beginning


First date jitters pulsate through every nerve.

A walk across the parking lot
leads to dinner and destiny.

With a surge of bravery he gingerly
wraps his fingers around hers.

His nervous and tenderly curious face looks to her,
silently searching for acceptance.

She answers with a smile that wonders,
What took him so long?

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This little story comes from a writing prompt known as the 55-word challenge. To my fellow writers and readers I ask, what can you do with 55 words?  Post your stories or links in comments below!  

c.b. 2011