Steven turned the small box in his pocket as he waited for Miranda. For years they met here sharing dreams and solving world problems. They knew each other as well as anyone could know someone, Steven thought. Today, he would propose to his soulmate.
Miranda plopped in the chair, giddy with excitement. “Could she possibly know?” Steven wondered.
As she waved her left hand toward him, she happily chirped, “I’m engaged Steven…isn’t that wonderful?”
Steven dropped the box to the bottom of his pocket, took her hand and forced a smile. “It’s lovely Miranda…I’m so happy for you…”
kat ~ 30 December 2015
A story for Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge based on the photo above by Jean L. Hays. If you would like to read other stories or enter your own, click HERE.