Picture it & Write 10/14/12

Posted: October 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

A photo prompt is provided and all are invited to write a story in their own style based on this prompt. Please take a minute to read the entries at Picture it & Write, you’ll be glad you did.

“Oh my god! It’s still here!” she squealed, slapping her sister on the back as she ran toward the tree.

‘Ow, that sorta hurt! What’s so important about that damn tree anyway?” Jeannie asked.

Her eyes lost focus as her mind traveled back in time. It was nineteen-seventy five all over again and she was here with Vince. Just seventeen at the time she thought she and Vince would be together forever, but different colleges in different cities changed those plans. Since then she had loved and lost. She married, had two great kids and divorced.  She wasn’t complaining, her life had been good, but thinking about Vince did make her heart flutter a bit.

“Hello? Earth to Barb!” Her sister hollered, swatting her on the rear.

“Sorry,” she muttered, returning to earth.

“What’s so special about the damn tree?” Jeannie asked again.

“Sis, you are looking at the spot where I lost my virginity,” she replied, her ears turning red.

“Here!” Jeannie squealed.

“Yup. It was after the homecoming game and I swore that Vince and I would be together forever!” she grinned, “guess that ship sailed.”

“Ya think, its only been like, thirty-seven years!”

“I know, but I can’t help wonder what would have happened. There was something special about Vince.”

“Right, something special about a horny, teenage boy on homecoming night. Get real Barb.”

“Don’t make fun, it was special to me,”  she pouted.

“Ok, sorry,” her sister said, grabbing her up in a hug, “we best head back, mom will kill us if we’re late for your homecoming dinner.”

Patting the tree, Barb let her hand feel the bark as she circled the tree before heading for the trail.

“Oh my, you scared me!” Jeannie yelped.

Running around the tree to come to her sisters rescue, Barb stopped in her tracks when she found herself eye to eye with Vince.

“Vince!” She whispered.

“Barb,” he smiled.

“What are you doing out here?”

“I heard you were in town and couldn’t stay away for some reason.”

Feeling like a third wheel Jeannie backed away, “Mom is expecting us Barb, are you gonna be on time for dinner?” She asked, knowing the answer before she opened her mouth.

“I don’t think so Jeannie, tell mom I’m going home,” she said, linking hands with Vince as they moved through the trees.

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  1. Ermilia says:

    They say you never forget your first love! A cute story about how sometimes, you have to give some relationships a second try. 😉 Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write, Swirling Turnip!

    – Ermisenda

  2. Anne Schilde says:

    Ha! Thirty seven years is probably nothing if a connection is real. 🙂

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