First Encounter

October 28, 2020 at 11:29 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 October 2020

J. Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll

 
In a rush to find her locker, Ella slipped and dropped her backpack scattering the contents on the floor.

“It looks like you need help.” Ella heard a voice as she gathered her stuff.

She turned and saw this nerdy looking boy in thick glasses.

Before she could say anything, he was already on his knees helping out.

“I’m John,” he said. “And you are?”

“Ella, my name’s Ella.”

Twenty years later and happily married, they still got a kick out of the first time they met.

“I slipped and you fell for me,” Ella said with a hearty laugh.

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30 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  October 28, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Sweet story πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  October 28, 2020 at 11:17 pm

      iain:

      hopefully, not too sweet. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Na'ama Yehuda  |  October 28, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Awww….! Nice story for a nice couple, that!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  October 28, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      na’ama:

      couldn’t help myself writing about them. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. rochellewisoff  |  October 28, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Such a sweet story. Guess he wasn’t so nerdy after all.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 28, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      rochelle:

      is that what they say rising to the occasion? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Sandra  |  October 29, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Sweet.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  October 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      sandra:

      i appreciate the compliment very much. thank you.

      Reply
  • 11. Dora  |  October 29, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Romance begins with such “magical” moments!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      dora:

      i heartedly agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. granonine  |  October 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    What a heartwarming story πŸ™‚

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    • 14. plaridel  |  October 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      linda:

      thanks for the generous comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 15. bearmkwa  |  October 29, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    I really enjoyed this one..reminds me a little of how I met my hubby. I was struggling with algebra, got ticked off and winged my book, notebook, pencils across the table and halfway across the cafeteria. Being who he was, he seized the opportunity by retrieving my books, and then asking me if I needed help. 28 years later, he’s still retrieving the occasional pitched book. We’ve been married 25 of those 28 years. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • 16. plaridel  |  October 29, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      jellico:

      i think i enjoyed your story more. thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. msjadeli  |  October 29, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Plaridel, your story warmed my heart. When it is meant to be it is meant to be. I love the idea of them reminiscing like that.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  October 30, 2020 at 6:38 pm

      msjadeli:

      it’s fate. it’s written in the stars. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  October 30, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Clever last line!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  October 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      draliman:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 21. Russell Gayer  |  October 30, 2020 at 7:16 am

    What a sweet story. On a side note, I married my high school sweetheart too. We’ll have our 46th anniversary in January.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  October 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      russell:

      that’s awesome! thanks for sharing.

      Reply
  • 23. Keith's Ramblings  |  October 30, 2020 at 10:16 am

    A lovely story and those last few words are simply perfect!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  October 30, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      keith:

      thank you for the lovely comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 25. Liz Young  |  October 31, 2020 at 1:15 am

    Sweet!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 3, 2020 at 7:49 am

      liz:

      thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. Girl in Niagara  |  October 31, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    A sweet story Plaridel. Certain that Ella and John will reminisce over that memory for many more years.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  November 3, 2020 at 7:49 am

      girl in niagara:

      i hope they will. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. Tannille  |  November 1, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Too sweet. Loved this.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  November 3, 2020 at 7:49 am

      tannille:

      thanks for the usual support. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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