Flash back to April 1st and Patricia Abbott (Pattinase) posted a Spring Flash Fiction Challenge. She set the whole thing up with a ‘scene’. The Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams, a red-headed woman in an electric blue dress and it had to take place in an eaterie/drinking place.
Her original post can be checked out here. Please take some time to read through her blog, as she covers lots of topics as well as having some great stories of her own on there.
So here is my contribution to the challenge. It’s quite short as it was the second one I’ve written today because the first one went way over the 1000 word mark (1800 words).
Hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think.
IN AN INSTANT.
The restaurant was pretty quiet, as it usually was on a Wednesday evening. I was sat at my usual table, the one that faced the main doors and I was sipping my usual glass of red wine. The waiter had taken my order and, as usual, it was a mozzarella, tomato and basil starter followed by a lasagne for my main. I checked my watch and then compared it with the time on the clock behind the bar. She should be here any minute now.
Just then the music filtered through into the restaurant. It was always the second song when she walked in.
I sipped my way through the first song, during which the waiter brought me my starter. Then the song came on. Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics floated through the air. It was at that moment that I put my fork down and she entered the room. She was a vision of pure beauty. She came here every Wednesday when I was here. Her long red hair spiralled down onto her shoulders and her figure hugging electric blue dress clung to every curve of her perfect figure. She was mouthing the words to the song as she walked into the restaurant. When she looked at me her face lit up in a huge smile. I smiled back. She was approaching my table when the song ended and the next one started. In an instant she was gone.
That was all the time it had taken the intoxicated driver of the red Mercedes to take her from my life eight months earlier.
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