This week’s photo prompt is provided by Ted Strutz.
Upon arriving in Maine on a solo voyage, Kirstie rented a car. It was beautiful and relatively mild here in the summertime. She loved the local seafood and sights.
In two weeks Kirstie would marry a Wall Street stockbroker. Of course, Richmond thought she was traveling with friends. He’d intervene if he knew otherwise. The longer she stayed in Maine, the more she loved the people, their accent, their attitude. Particularly that of Steven, the owner at Manford’s Clam Shack. It was he who suggested she take a short jaunt to Nova Scotia, as she sat at the bar one night chatting.
“Only if you accompany me,” she answered. Then blushed.
He didn’t know she was set to be married. When asked, Kirstie only said she was here to make a life change. Steve pondered, realizing it was rare for him to take even a weekend off in the summertime. This wasn’t the kind of thing he did.
“Deal,” he said, eyes smiling.
Days later, Kirstie sent a letter of goodbye to Richmond.
*A story 174 words long
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