Mindy - (Part 2)

Mindy - (Part 2)

A Story by Dave

                                Mindy - (Part 2)

     "For starters I'm on the school tennis team.  I sing soprano in our glee club and choir.  By the way, if you're interested ,choir counts as a course here at Regional.  I love to play chess, but I'm not very good at it."
     "This is really extraordinary in so many ways.  I was on the tennis team at my old high school.  We had a glee club that I was in and I sang tenor.  My whole family loves to sing, when we go on cruises we all like to sing karaoke and  though I play, I'm not very good at chess.
     "I know we just met, but I have to ask.  Do you or did you have a girlfriend?"
     "Last year I had one, but it just didn't work out.  I think its' because I was concentrating more on my studies than on her."
     "Oh?"
     "I don't want to scare you off but my GPA is a 3.8, you see I want to go to law school, preferably Princeton.  What about you?"
     I've always found guys interesting, but not enough to have them interfere with my studies.  It could be I just haven't found the right guy.  Lately though I've been thinking that if I do it doesn't necessarily mean it would interrupt my studies.  You see my own GPA is a 4.3"
     "Wow!  How did you do that?"
     "Well first of all I study an awful lot.  I've taken more than a few AP courses and you get extra GPA points for those."
     "What about college," I asked, " have you thought about where  you'd like to go."
     She ignored my question and then the bell rang telling us it was the end of our lunch.  We gathered our things together to go to our next class.
     "What's your next class, maybe I could walk you, if you don't mind."
     "That would be nice.  I have AP chemistry, right down the hall in 104."
     "Neat!  I'm right next door in 105, AP physics with Mr. Barnard."
     "Oh my, I had him last year.  He's good, but he's tough.  Don't try to fake it with him."
     Tempted though I was, I didn't walk hand in hand with her.  I figured it was too soon and I wasn't sure if I should. Figuring that there were only a few more classes to the end of the day I asked,
     "What bus do you ride home on?"
     "I usually ride on #23.  
     "You must be kidding me!  I'm on the same bus, I'm sure I would have noticed you the last couple of days."
     "My mother has been bringing me to school and taking me home for the last few days.  I've had some doctors' appointments, but everything is fine now. I'll be riding the bus regularly from now on."
     "Great!  I'll wait for you outside and we could sit together."
     She looked at me with a quizzical look on her face that I thought at first was a frown.
     "Is something wrong, am I trying to rush things?" I asked.
     "Oh no!  It's just that this is a small school.  Though most of the kids are friendly there are some who are rumor and gossip mongers that love to stir up trouble.  I think you're a good looking guy, I've already seen some of the other girls giving you the eye.  I wouldn't want you to feel tied down to a nerd."
     "A nerd!  You can't be serious!  Mindy in the short time I've known you I've found you to be the most beautiful, caring and intelligent girls I've ever met.  As for being a nerd, hey, I don't know of too many other guys with a 3.8 GPA, who loves to sing and play chess."
     She laughed and gave me a warm smile.
     "I'll see you after school then," she said.

(End of Part 2)

     

© 2019 Dave


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P2: "This is really extraordinary in so many ways." -- do you really know anyone who talks like that? This sounds so pretentious to me! Check dialogue to make sure it really sounds like two people talking. It is COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED that she would worry about being the nerd in this coupling, so that ending twist was nicely done, not predictable. In fact, this ending could be stretched out a bit becuz it seems to go by too fast. "She gave me the grandest of smiles" sounds pretentious. I want to see some realistic physical interactions here . . . show me some flirting, some tentative touches . . . these two sound a little too stiff & formal for my liking! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dave

2 Months Ago

Fact is, they are both, to a certain degree nerds. I will however try to make them seem more "reali.. read more
Dave

2 Months Ago

They have both spent so much time in their studies they are, for the most part, ignorant of the ways.. read more
These two sure sound compatible. Will love flourish, or fizzle? In my day, the majority of potential sweethearts would have moved much slower. (Though the young would've loved a fast-moving romance)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dave

2 Months Ago

I'm glad you like it, so far. I have an idea of where it is going and how it will end - but you'll .. read more

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Added on September 10, 2019
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David B. Pincus I am a retired teacher. I have taught in grades 5th-8th in New Jersey. I am married and have two grown daughters and four grandsons. I enjoy playing tennis and traveling. With m.. more..

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