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100 Word Story #15 Falling in Love in 3 Minutes and 3 Seconds by Terry Shepherd

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Falling in Love in Three Minutes and Three seconds.


I was 13. It was my first boy / girl dance in George Harbison’s basement. “Never My Love,” spun up on the record player. The girl who morphed from a sixth-grade soccer opponent to the most beautiful thing I could imagine approached my dark corner.


“We should dance.”


Every hormone screamed, “Yes!” I managed a shrug and took her hand.

We melted into one another’s arms. She felt warm and soft and smelled like strawberries.


In three minutes and three seconds I discovered the definition of heaven.

We touched foreheads when it was over. An unspoken beginning. Awkward. Authentic.

Unforgettable.


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