The delicious aroma of the freshly baked croissants wafted through the near-empty café. I knew I should leave but I didn’t want to be alone in my flat. I’d been away for months and I missed him. My time in Paris was perfect – with one exception. Being without him. ‘I’ll be home soon,’ I told him when we spoke that afternoon. But I wanted soon to be now.

With a sigh of loneliness, I thanked the girl who supported my latte habit and stepped outside into the evening. I tried to convince myself I could make it through one last week. Seven more days. God I miss him. Another sigh, this time with tears. I watched my feet step over the cobblestones until I clumsily bumped into someone. ‘Je suis désolé,’ I mumbled as I looked up from my feet.

And he grabbed my face in his hands and kissed me like he was making up for every moment we had been apart.


This was written for Wandering Soul’s Story Continuation Challenge. The first line was the prompt which was to be continued with no more than 500 words. My story has 163 words.
© 2016 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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47 Responses to paris.

  1. Oh, I love it! What a great challenge and a lovely happy ending *sigh*

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  2. Darren says:

    Great job 🙂

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  3. Wandering Soul says:

    What a beautiful story! Romance at its best! So very well done! Sigh! I am feeling sad the challenge is ending now. 😦

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  4. Miriam says:

    How absolutely romantic Sandra. Sigh. I’m such a sucker for a happy ending. ♥♥

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  5. sassandsauce says:

    This was so so happpyyyyy! Loved it 🙂 I kept expecting something sad and I was pleasantly surprised..

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  6. A.C. Melody says:

    I agree 100% with sassandsauce! Love the surprise happy ending! 🙂

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  7. Loved this. That lust and loved filled kiss made this worthwhile. That is how it feels when we have longed for the moment of coming together once again. Beautiful.

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  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Great job. Nice build up and then the meeting in the end 🙂

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  9. Marquessa says:

    So sweet! Are your ears burning? Been talking about you in the comments of my today’s post… 😉

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  10. Antonio says:

    I have been to Paris….it’s wonderful!
    bye Sandra, good night

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  11. You had me at freshly baked bread… Is that wrong?!? 😂

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  12. Eccentric Muse says:

    This was beautiful and I love the surprise happy ending! Wish I can go to Paris now.

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