Waiting for love

This is my response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge today. What a picture to play with (and no Tommy Steele in sight)
The image below is from artbyrandy at Morguefile.
He felt a right pillock standing there, but he was an old-fashioned guy with old-fashioned values, and first impressions mean a lot, right?
He’d described himself as an ageing, heavy set ZZ Top reject, who played the guitar a little, and liked nature.
He chuckled. She could have asked him to be wearing his birthday suit, but maybe that was for another time.
Mentally slapping himself for getting ahead of the game, he stood on the slabbed path alongside the little pool with the huge Koi Carp, bouquet in hand, and waited.
The vision came towards him, as lovely as he’d imagined, and he stood his tallest, flowers at the ready.
‘You must be Frank,’ she said accepting the bouquet with a warm smile.
‘And you’re Nancy,’ he replied.
She took his arm and whispered ‘Let’s hope we’re not strangers in the night’.
He flushed crimson and felt there was life in the old boy yet.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Waiting for love

  1. Aww, that’s a lovely little piece. I don’t know what a ZZ top is but I don’t think this old guy is a reject yet!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Aww! This is so cute! There is never an expiration date on hope or love!

  3. ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ would be a perfect soundtrack to your yarn! Nice one Di.

    My Flash!

  4. Fandango says:

    Aww, what a sweet post. Perfect match for the photo, Di.

  5. Dora says:

    Ah, the joys of internet dating! You never know what you going to get but in this case it looks like love at first sight! šŸ˜

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent I loved this šŸ’œšŸ’œšŸ’œ

  7. Yep! I was thinking ZZ Top also. Love your story. Very sweet and a happy ending!

  8. ZZ Top reject is so funny.

  9. Great one! Never too old for love šŸ™‚

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  11. Carol anne says:

    Cool story Di! Loved the ending! xoxo

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