short story #36: At first sight…

Nina was on a shopping spree when she came across the stunningly handsome model. His incredibly good looks were even more accentuated by his confidence. He was wearing the Autumn-Winter collection by the Veli – a leading apparel brand. Nina craved to own Veli’s collections but she gave in to her brain’s (and her wallet’s) pleads and saved herself from burning a hole in her pocket. As the model posed and the shutterbugs clicked away, Nina stared and caught herself just in time to close her mouth that was wide open. Nina heaved a deep sigh and reminded herself that her Prince Charming might be stuck in a tree and waiting for her to rescue him. But she knew that the gorgeous male specimen in front of her was definitely way out of her league. With a shake of her head, Nina kept her gaze on the floor as she headed straight for the “on-sale” rack.

Although Gale was focused on his latest photoshoot, he saw the brunette that was staring at him unabashedly from the corner of his eye. He smirked. He got his fair share of admirers but it was not often that he held their attention for such a prolonged time. He wondered if she even realized that her mouth was agape. Before he could get a proper look at his admirer, the photographer interrupted. When his eyes were finally free to search for his admirer, he realized with a slight disappointment that she was no longer in his line of vision!

This post was written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See #50 prompt. Thank you, Sadje for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to use the picture prompt as inspiration to compose an original story, poem, or a caption.

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young man lounging against a door jamb with a hat held against his chest. The young man is quite a looker!

( be continued. Let’s see if the readers want a sequel! 😉 )

Image courtesy: Sean Lee @ Unsplash

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