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Date Night

Updated on April 10, 2019
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Brenda Thornlow is an author, animal advocate, & certified Reiki Master from NY. Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & iTunes.

I knock on the door but there is no answer. I know he is home as his car is parked in the driveway. Also, he gave me explicit instructions to be here at this time; 7:00. I try the door and it is unlocked. My favorite bottle of wine is sitting open on the dining room table along with two empty glasses.

"Don’t mind if I do," I say as I pour myself a glass.

I hear his footsteps upstairs. I am guessing he worked late, therefore he is running behind on his usual routine of taking a shower as soon as he gets home, which would explain why he didn’t hear me knock.

I take a seat on the couch and look at the framed picture of us in Paris. Our favorite city. The two of us sitting along the Seine with the same bottle of wine. Our two year anniversary.

I hear him call out to me, asking if I’m there. I answer him, letting him know I am here. He tells me he will be downstairs in a minute; that he has made dinner reservations for us at 8:00.

I stand up and walk to the mantel and see the encased baseball I gave him that was signed by Keith Hernandez along with the Sharpie marker that Keith used to sign it. I will never forget the childish grin on his face when I presented it to him. Still makes me smile to this day.

I sneeze then look around the room for a tissue. I can’t find one so I step into his small office. There is a box Kleenex on the desk. Next to the box of Kleenex is a small gift bag. The color, Tiffany blue. I silently take a peek inside and see the ring box.


(c) 2014 Brenda Thornlow

Brenda Thornlow is also the author of the new fiction series My Life as I Knew It and the short story, The Revolving Door. Available at Amazon. (Link below)

© 2014 Brenda Thornlow

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    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you, Cam8510! Have a great weekend!

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      Chris Mills 

      5 years ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

      I enjoyed your flash fiction. This is a form that I enjoy reading and writing as well.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Thanks the same to you

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      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you, James! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Beautifully written.I love it.It brings some memories ..sigh...Voted up!

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you, Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      you know I really enjoyed this quick piece :)

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you, DDE! This was my first attempt at a short story. :)

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Date Night is a nicely written story and so much to think about here.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much, Eiddwen! Have a great day! :)

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful story and voted up, across and shared.

      Eddy.

    • Bk42author profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda Thornlow 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you, everyone! This was my first attempt at a short story. Thank you so much for the kind comments! :)

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      Ghaelach 

      5 years ago

      Morning Brenda.

      Nice little story and we know who will be all smiles at the end of her meal.

      Great little story that could be made into a series.

      Ghaelach

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      Kari 

      5 years ago

      Cool story. I enjoyed reading it. Maybe you could continue the story in a small series. I am getting my graduate degree in Writing, and I have thought about posting some stories as well. Thanks for the good read. :)

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful story...but she spoiled his surprise...damn! Voted up, I enjoyed this.

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