Modern Love

As they stood in line waiting to get in, each person stood 6 feet apart, looking at their phones, or their grocery list.

He heard a noise behind him, and a young woman was bending over, picking up her keys. When she stood up, he wanted to shout from the rooftops, “You look amazing!”

but instead he went for softer touch with, “I love your mask!” It worked. Her eyes smiled as she relaxed. And it was a beautiful mask, white with swirls of green,

black, and just a hint of blue. It was like a work of art really. He didn’t know it, but she had been staring at him, and that’s why she had dropped her keys.

There was something about a guy’s shoulder muscles that always threw her for a loop. They started talking about cooking and food.

She loved the fact that he liked Thai food. They started letting other people go around them and they exchanged names and phone numbers.

As they parted he had forgotten what he needed to shop for and she headed to the nearest restroom so she could take off her mask and breathe again! She also splashed some cold water on her face.

Several days later they were zooming and started really getting to know each other. She was thinking, “Finally a guy who cares about more than just my body….”

And he was thinking, She’s so gorgeous!” And they both looked forward to that day, when they could touch……and actually hold each other.

Writing and Image, Copyright Β© 2020 ancient skies

59 thoughts on “Modern Love

  1. I can only imagine how difficult it is for single folks to find each other during a pandemic. Your story made it seem possible 😊 Beautifully written.

    1. Thank you Sue! Yes young people have a number of challenges, for sure. Your comments are a blessing. I love writing this way and I used to write fiction alot more. There are several series from years ago still here. Peace and have a great week.

  2. Beautiful and hopeful story of β€˜dating’ during these extraordinary times. Love in bloom on Zoom. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

  3. What a beautiful and delightful story, Nico. What’s it like to date during a pandemic? So many different challenges come with this horrible virus. But your story made me smile. Thank you for that!

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