First Love, Only Love

First Love, Only Love

A Story by Lea Sheryn
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A story about a falling in love during a first meeting.

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First Love, Only Love

By Lea Sheryn

 

Flicking off his mirrored aviator sunglasses, he stood, tall and handsome, in the doorway of the small dress shop where I worked.  Surveying the scene as though on a surveillance mission, Roderick was every bit an Army Officer.  Without hesitation, he approached the counter where I stood and introduced himself.  Although this wasn’t our first encounter, it was the first time we had come face to face.  Over the numerous occasions we had spoken via email, it did feel as though we had known each other for a very long time. 

 

Calm and comfortable in his presence, it was easy to fall into step with Rod and to slide into the front seat of his rented car as he politely held the door open.  Chatting amiably as he commanded the steering wheel, it wasn’t long before we reached the popular restaurant where we planned to share the evening.  By the time the meal was served, we were already fast friends and on the fast track to something more. 

 

Finding it difficult to part of the evening, once the long anticipated date had come to a close, we lingered beneath the parking lot light at the dress shop where I had left my car.  Oh how I longed for my charming officer to suddenly take me in his arms and keep me always in a warm and inviting embrace.  To stay with him forever and ever was such a strong desire.  It filled me to the very top as we stood there, alone, in that vast parking lot with the lights and the stars twinkling overhead. 

 

Too soon, it was over and he was gone.  There was a feeling of joy in that first meeting with a man who held such promise for the future but one that was also filled with a dread of never seeing him again.  Had he a desire to return for another encounter or was this just a casual fling to pass the time while he awaited his next assignment?  How I hoped Rod would decide to return and return again until we could finally be together forever.  During that wonderful, wonderful first evening, I had truly fallen in love for the first and the only time.     

© 2019 Lea Sheryn


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How well you show us the power of romance, and as it often occurs in life, despite the strongest of desire and passion, the union fails. Two ships passing in the night but failing to ever tie up to the same pier. (Sorry, I'm an old sailor)
I feel this sentence could be reworded or shortened. "Finding it difficult to part of the evening, once the long anticipated date had come to a close, we lingered beneath the parking lot light at the dress shop where I had left my car."

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Thsnk you again for your kind review. I can see where the sentence in question csn be shortened or .. read more
Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Spelling correction: teo should read as two.



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I totally enjoyed reading this..We all in life fall in love with a happy and pleasant people..I am always in love with love..Thank you so much for sharing..I am new here..

Harriet

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lea Sheryn

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Harriet.

Welcome to Writer's Cafe.
Harriet A Shea

1 Week Ago

Thank you so very much..I already love being here.
Lea Sheryn

1 Week Ago

You're welcome. I love it too.
I know that this can happen, because I had a similar experience. Not in a parking lot, but, still...
So, tell me; did he ever come back? Are you still waiting? Or was this a fictional encounter?
I agree with Sam regarding that sentence, incidentally. It should be two sentences, at least.
A bit clinical, too, I think. Perhaps say more about what you're feeling.


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your review. I understand it's a complex sentence. Like most complex sentences, it c.. read more
the start of a beautiful romance

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 wordman

2 Months Ago

you`re welcome
Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Thank you :-))
 wordman

2 Months Ago

my pleasure
How well you show us the power of romance, and as it often occurs in life, despite the strongest of desire and passion, the union fails. Two ships passing in the night but failing to ever tie up to the same pier. (Sorry, I'm an old sailor)
I feel this sentence could be reworded or shortened. "Finding it difficult to part of the evening, once the long anticipated date had come to a close, we lingered beneath the parking lot light at the dress shop where I had left my car."

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Thsnk you again for your kind review. I can see where the sentence in question csn be shortened or .. read more
Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Spelling correction: teo should read as two.
Mmm true love love it ! Love at first sight I’ve had that
I can see this may be a true story for you or someone you know love it

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Juliespenhere

2 Months Ago

Yes it does and that night was very lovely and romantic I can see and you hold it dear in your memor.. read more
Juliespenhere

2 Months Ago

Yes it does and that night was very lovely and romantic I can see and you hold it dear in your memor.. read more
Lea Sheryn

2 Months Ago

Yes, it is a lovely memory. You're welcome for the competition. I hope you have a good selection o.. read more

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Lea Sheryn
Lea Sheryn

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