Writing Exercise: 26 sentences, each beginning with a different consecutive letter of the alphabet
A ss-crack was your first glimpse of me in person. Bent at the waste, I was unfurling my jeans back over my snow boots. Caught looking as you removed your scarf, your smile was shy, but your eyes were decidedly not. “Definitely interested,” I remember thinking, both ways. Eating was on the agenda, given that we’d chosen a cafe for our first meeting. French cafes with their burgundy banquettes and nicoise salads hardly spell “disastrous first date.” Granted, we’d talked on the phone and near memorized each others’ online dating profiles, so we had knowledge on our side. Here in person, though, we were left to determine how much of it seemed real. I can’t remember if I began with coffee or went straight for the booze, but for sure, I remember that immediate magic. Just like a single-minded single woman, I strung up “this could be it”s before we’d even met. Kissing, I swore, ...