100 Word Wednesdays – The Date

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The Date
By Grant Baciocco

Marlene was several decades removed from the dating scene. True, her and Simon, rest his soul, had dated but that was before they were married at 17.

Here she was, 71, about to be taken on a date by a man she met in the supermarket three days ago. She’d put on a brand new flowery dress and a silver bracelet and had been standing by the door putting on her shoes as Walter had driven up out front.

That was 20 minutes ago. Walter had yet to leave his Buick. Marlene was nervous. Perhaps he was getting cold feet.

Marco Polo Way, 10:03 a.m. Thursday Police and fire department personnel assisted an elderly man whose seat belt was stuck.


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