A Fresh Start

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

A Fresh Start:

With her streaky black long hair and her come to bed smile the young woman looked at herself in the mirror feeling positive as she was going out on her first date after splitting from her boyfriend of nearly five years.
It was time for Adrianna to put her past behind and get back into the swing of things. She was dating a guy called Alfie who she had met on a dating site she had signed up to. They were meeting at the Wood and Fir pub for their date.
She was already dressed in a black dress with high heel boots, her make up complete and hair done she was ready for going on her first date. So feeling full of positivity Adrianna left her flat and made her way to the Wood and Fir pub.
Once there she met her date Alfie. He had green eyes, mousey brown hair and was wearing a salmon pink shirt with trousers and shoes. To Adrianna she felt like she had hit the jackpot.
Alfie went ordered their drinks while Adrianna grabbed them a table. Alfie soon arrived with their drinks and they began to get to know each other. Adrianna told Alfie that she was a beautician at her local hair and beauty salon called Ursula’s World of Hair and Beauty, and that she was acting manageress as her boss was on maternity leave. She discovered that Alfie was a dance teacher of Latin American, Ballroom, disco, lindy hop, Charleston, and many other different styles of dance. He also told her that he ran his own dance school.  Adrianna couldn’t believe that she was dating a dancer.
“Are you a fan of Strictly Come Dancing then?” Adrianna asked.
“Well of course I love that show and have watched it from the very start and have met Len Goodman on many occasions as my dance school competes in all the dance competitions across the UK. I could teach you a few moves if you like?” Alfie suggested.
Adrianna smiled.
“I’d like that” she said as she gazed at him.
As the evening began to move on they had dinner at the pub and were still happy and talking about various topics that included past relationships if any. But Adrianna knew in her heart and soul that Alfie was sweet and a real gent. She could see them together for a very long time.
As the evening neared to an end Alfie did as promised taught her some basic steps to a Latin American dance called the Rhumba which was the romantic dance of love after their meal.
They decided to have a second date where Alfie would cook Adrianna a three course meal and Adrianna also decided to sign herself up to his dance school.
Alfie dropped Adrianna home right outside her communal front door of her flat.
“Tonight was great Alfie and thanks for dropping me” she said gratefully. She slowly moved closer to Alfie and gave him a peck on his cheek and got out of the car.
Alfie smiled back and then he sped off into the night.
Adrianna watched until his car was out of sight. She then made her way up to her flat and was very happy as the date had gone successfully well and wait for her second date and thought about what would happen as her romance with Alfie began to blossom into something special.
Fingers crossed she thought to herself.

Submitted: December 19, 2018

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I enjoyed reading your short story! I liked the fact that I knew something about both characters in the beginning. It would be nice to see conflict and more dialogue maybe. If you want you can investigate Freytag's pyramid. It helps with writing short stories.

Wed, December 19th, 2018 3:51pm

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