3. Spark

3 Nov

They met for the third time in the kitchen of her best friend’s house. She gave him a casual glance when they were introduced mostly because she remembered him from the past two introductions and also partially because the buffalo chicken dip that was on her plate was just too good to ignore.

He gave her the standard man nod of the head and a “hey, nice to meet you.”

He kept running into her throughout the day: while she was busy peeling onions and carrots for the stew, while she carved pumpkins, when she was just hanging out and drinking beer with the girls. The conversation was casual, no flirtatious overtones. His voice was gravely and sexy, his laugh infectious, his smile contagious. Of course these were all things she noted after the weekend was over.

At some point he offered to put her beer in his cooler; he fetched it from the trunk of her car which was rather far away from where the group was, and that was the first time she thought that maybe he wanted to get to know her a little bit. She reminded herself that she was there for a girls’ weekend of sorts and pushed the thought of meeting someone to the back of her mind.

The best laid plans, well, they never quite work.

He kept popping up next to her side throughout the night and before she knew it, she found herself wanting to be close to him, craving the conversation, hoping he’d graze his hand against hers.

They shared a hay bale at the bonfire. They sat close for warmth. The conversation ranged from Jimmy Buffet concerts to travel, from their personal histories to farm life, from Dave Matthews Band to Hawaii. And then he asked her a question she hoped he’d ask. ” Want to go for a walk to look at the stars?”

to be continued….


13 Responses to “3. Spark”

  1. Kyla Roma November 3, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Oh I love this! Beautifully written, you gave me butterflies :)

  2. Sonal November 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    So beautifully written. Those first sparks are so magical.

  3. Liz November 3, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    So sweet. What a beautiful beginning… :)

  4. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns November 3, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Ahh, I love those moments where you are really hoping their hands touches your hand. That nervous excitement is the best feeling!! This was so perfectly written. :)

  5. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 3, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    On the edge of my seat… waiting for the rest of the story!!!

  6. mandy November 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Beautiful post, friend.

    I know I’m going to like where this story is going.

  7. Habbala November 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh Kate.

  8. phampants November 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    YES!!! The story in full…part 1. =D

  9. Stephany November 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    I love this! So beautifully written! And I can’t wait to read what’s next.

  10. AshleyD November 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I can already tell I’m going to love the next part of this. :)

  11. Dream in Grey November 4, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    *sits down to wait for next installment whilst wondering if tis true fact story or made up story*

  12. Tabitha November 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Oooh! This is so lovely, and I want more! (Maybe you already wrote more; I’m still catching up on all the NaBloPoMo madness.) :-)


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