The Ring
Who? "chef" What? "suit" Where? "baseball field"
Paul sat on the bleacher overlooking the empty baseball field. He stared unseeing, as the cold October wind blew the dirt and sand in circles around him. He could hear a siren whining in the distance and a dog howling closer by and knew he should move; if he didn't leave soon he would be late for his new job. Paul had been so excited to get the job. It had always been a dream of his to be a chef at a top restaurant and he was well on his way to becoming one now that he had been hired as an assistant chef at one of the best steak places in town. But all that excitement had fizzled today. He sighed and stretched uncomfortably in his suit, once again looking out over the field. He looked down at the ring in his hand and shook his head. What had he been thinking? He had only known Kate for 3 months, but in that time he had fallen hard for her. She was so pretty with her dark brown hair framing her small face and those beautiful piercing blue eyes that twinkled whenever she smiled. She was smarter than anyone he had ever dated before and could make him laugh with just a few words and a knowing look. He had the day all planned; make her a romantic lunch and then bring her here to the baseball field where they had met. On that first day he had come to watch his nephew play and she had come to watch her best friends son play. Another gust of wind whistled around him bringing him back to the present. He took one more look at the diamond in his hand. Paul had been so sure that Kate was the one and that she had felt the same way as he did, but in the end she had told him she wasn't ready to settle down yet and she was sorry if he got the wrong idea. Then she left him sitting there in the empty park. He took a deep breath, and slowly stood up. Glancing one more time at the spot in the bleachers where they had sat that first day. Silently, he said his last good-bye and walked away.

JmlB   JmlB wrote
on 3/20/2010 1:05:27 PM
wow..enjoyed this story very instantly drew me into his thoughts and you could really picture the story as you read it- thats what makes a good story. well done :D Josie

Elton4562   Elton4562 wrote
on 3/19/2010 5:32:12 PM
You did a fine job of describing a sad moment in time for Paul. Elton

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