Readers Stories, — May 7, 2009 21:03 — 0 Comments

Prejudice: First Meeting

Tuesday was Nurse’s Dance night at the City Hospital.


I spotted her and moved in as the band struck up its final set of tunes.  


‘Have you just arrived? I was searching for you all evening.’

 

‘What? 

 

I don’t think I know you?’

 

‘You know me now!

 

‘I want you to know I’m not asking out of desperation because it’s the last dance …’  

 

Ach, I was the lad with the glib tongue! I knew how to charm a girl!

 

‘No?’ and her eyes twinkled. 

 

We huddled together later in a telephone box on the corner of the Lisburn and University Roads getting to know each other.

 

‘Daylight will change everything,’ she mused sadly – as though to herself.

 

‘We could wait here and see how untrue that is,’ I suggested.

 

Finally her taxi arrived. 

 

‘Can I have your shoe?’ I asked. 

 

‘Why?’

 

‘How else will I find my Cinderella in the morning?’


 

We swapped contact details. 

 

…  more later …

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