Ryan: “I had a great time, and you seemed to hit it off with Veronica.”
Kevin: “That was a blast! Ronnie is so hot! She could be a model or something.”
Ryan: “I think Joan is beautiful. And I bet she’s just as pretty when she wakes up in the morning.”
Kevin: “Ronnie sure knows how to put on her face. She says it takes her a couple hours in the morning and at least half hour for a date. We like all the same tunes and flicks. And we like the same hot spots. You and that other chick were certainly talking a lot.”
Ryan: “We have a lot of common interests, but she’s into a lot of things I know nothing about. We agree on a lot of important stuff, but she’s not afraid to make her point when we don’t agree. And she knows what she’s talking about; she doesn’t just argue for the sake of arguing.”
Kevin: “I got Ronnie’s number.”
Ryan: “I’m going to meet Joan at the library after work tomorrow and we’ll go from there.”
Kevin: “Sounds like she’s boring.”
Ryan: “On the contrary, she fascinating! And she’s interested in everything I have to say.”
Joan: “What did you think of the guy you were with?”
Veronica: “He’s a blast! He could be a movie star. We like the same tunes and stuff. He has a Porsche and they live in that gated community--I forget the name. He’s a great kisser! I gave him my number. What’s with the guy you were talking to all night?”
Joan: “He thinks I’m beautiful. He’s very interesting, but he seems to be genuinely interested in me and what I have to say.
Veronica: “All guys say you’re beautiful. It’s a guy thing.”
Joan: “But he seems so sincere. So genuine. He gives me the impression that if we were together, even if my face were permanently disfigured for life, he’d still be there for me.”
Veronica: “Did he kiss you?”
Joan: “He gave me a big hug. Made me feel like I genuinely belonged there.”
Veronica: “Sounds like you think he’s genuine.”
Joan: “Ha! I guess I’ve been saying that, haven’t I?”
Veronica: “Are you going to see him again?”
Joan: “We’re meeting at the library after he gets off work tomorrow. I don’t know what we’re doing from there.”
Veronica: “Not my schtick, but go for it, girl!”
Challenge: Write a story (prose or poetry) about the first meeting between two characters who might turn out to be a love interest in your story. It can be a romance, mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, or any other kind of story you can imagine. The twist is that I want you to write it twice: once from the boy’s viewpoint and a second time from the girl’s viewpoint.
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.