The Flame

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I looked up the road and sighed, I saw nothing that looked familiar.  I slowed down, pulled into the nearest parking lot, and picked up my phone.  It had been eight years since I had been here in this town and things sure had changed.

I studied the map for a few minutes to get oriented in the right direction to make it to the restaurant in time for my lunch date.  I had not seen Kurt for quite some time, and I did not want to arrive late.  I was really hoping this might be a chance to rekindle what we had once had.

Confident I had the location locked into my head I took off with memories of happier times in my head.  I found the restaurant with 4 minutes to spare.  I took a deep breath and headed towards the door.  If I had only known what Kurt was going to say I never would have taken that walk into The Flame of Flavor.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – orientation

Coffee Talk

I sit in the café

Where we used to meet

And wistful thoughts

Come to mind.

I never felt

We were wrong,

You brought about

That eventual end.

And to this day,

I still believe,

We could make it.

If you would just

Give me a chance

To rekindle what

Once was



Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wistful


The moment I said hello
My world changed
When your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All drew me in
Somehow we just fit
And every moment was alive

I can’t say why it ended
Sometimes these things just do
But it left me with
Insatiable memories
Me still wanting you

I’ll settle for the next best thing
A friendship built on love
That never went away
But some days I still wonder
Can we get a second chance

A chance to once again
Rekindle what might have been
With your attention
Your touch
Your taste
All that drew me in
That night so long ago
When I first said hello


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – moment