Hello, Fellow Fictioneers! I just returned from overseas, so I have been in absentia and have missed a lot of your smiling faces.
Jean Hays sent Rochelle this really cool picture for a prompt. Thanks, Jean!
The restaurant mentioned in this story actually exists, by the way, and is one of my favorites — the Gas Light Grill in Leawood, Kansas. Elegant food, a classic jazz ensemble and a dance floor. Love it!
I’m a fan of vintage stuff, although this story really has nothing to do with cars. It’s actually about a guy going out with a younger woman.
You see, Tom and Janine are on their third date and she has chosen this restaurant.
So … let’s listen in —
“I’m kind of out of practice.” He poured her some wine.
Beautiful Janine smiled with reassurance. “You pour just fine.”
“I was kind of surprised you picked this place. I thought you’d want something …”
“Younger? Look, Tom, I’m a 30 year-old ‘old soul’ and you’re a ’vintage’ 52. Aged to perfection. You’ve led an interesting, accomplished life.” She put her hand in his. “You are truly special. Dance with me?”
On the dance floor, she smiled as Tom held her in his arms and sang in her ear, “It poured sweet and clear, it was a very good year …”
Feel what Tom felt, too. Enjoy!