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Get lost In Romance

Vocal Assist Challege Lost In A Story !!! 2023

By Mariann CarrollPublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 3 min read
Get lost In Romance
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Linda been divorced for 25 years. Her friends keep encouraging her to date again. She married young at 18 years old. Her ex husband Tom got in a bad accident. He was never the same after his head injury. He became very abusive and manipulative. She felt like her exhusband change into a different person after the accident.

Linda tried three years to live with her exhusband after his accident but she did not feel safe anymore.


Present Day

“ Linda, I signed you up to online dating. You will be meeting John tonight at seven at Hogans hideaway Resturant. John is in construction, he has his own business. He mainly do home repairs and sometimes commercial.” Tia inform her best friend.

“ I am not ready yet!!!!” Linda told Tia with fear in her voice.

“ Don’t worry I will be near by.” Tia assure her.

“ Go get dress it’s getting late.” She order Linda.

Linda did not know what to wear, she pick a white pants a blue blouse.

Tia drop Linda off at the restaurant with her date’s cellphone number.

Linda was very nervous, she was worried, what could she talk about with her date, John?

John arrived at the restaurant, searching for his date Linda. She was wearing a blue blouse he was informed on the dating online site.

Everyone was staring at John as he entered the restaurant. He was built to his line of work. He has a very pleasant handsome face in a rugged kind of way.

For a big guy he seem to glide across the room when he spotted Linda scrolling on her phone. He found Linda very physically attractive. Linda has a small frame very petite.

“Hello, my name is John . Are you Linda my date?” John asked the beautiful lady in front of him nervously. He has not dated in a long time.

“Yes, I am Linda.” She answer nervously trying to fixed her long black hair in place.

John sat down. It was silence until the waitress came with their menu.

“What would you like, it’s my treat. Have you been here before ?” He asked her in an inviting way, which put her at ease.

“ This is my first time, what do you recommend.” She asked.

“ Me personally, a burger and fries . I had their pasta Alfredo, it’s pretty good.” He recommended.

“ I love pasta, I will have their Chicken Alfredo and a coke.” She told him.

John give their waitress their order. They both talk about their jobs and what they were looking for in a relationship.

They finish their meal and John did not want to end their date. He asked her if she like walking on the beach. Linda said it was a little cold and she was not dress to be outside, she did not bring her coat.

John suggest they could watch a movie. He asked what kind of movie she was into. She told him romance. John search in his phone for what’s in the theater. He found a movie about a romantic comedy in Rome.

Linda explain, she did not bring a car with her. John offer to give her ride in his big truck. Linda was scared at first but John had a way of making her feel at ease. John had to help her to get in it with her petite structure.

Linda was surprised what a great driver John was. Her exhusband always drove recklessly. Her ex-husband’s car had dents everywhere.

They arrived at the nearby, Movie theater. John bought popcorn and drinks. He would not let Linda pay for anything.

They both enjoyed the movie. John was a gentleman. They both plan for another date. Linda called her friend to pick her up. He waited until her friend arrived. Linda introduced John and Tia.


Stay tune for the second date, thanks for the Challenge Rick .

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About the Creator

Mariann Carroll

Proactive for positive change.Born in the City of Chicago ,Illinois.

Multi race .Studied in a foreign country .Fluent in several languages .

fascinated by diversity.A Romantic and a dreamer.Interest in healthy living

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  • Tiffany Gordon 5 months ago

    Very engaging story! I look forward to the next installment!

  • Canuck Scriber5 months ago

    An awesome little story!!

  • I was reading the ending of your wonderful story and I got a message from you on Facebook! What a lovely coincidence! I can't wait for the next part!

  • A story of the blind dating the blind that they might see their way to a second date. Nicely done, Mariann.

  • Babs Iverson5 months ago

    Wonderful romance story!!! Loving it!!!💕♥️♥️

  • Cute Date Night 🌚 ♥️ I'm glad she gave Love a Try❗

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