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Topic: The Writer's Challenge (NOT the FaithWriters Challenge) (06/10/10)
TITLE: The Last Place He Thought He Would Find Her
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At first glance, he seemed strangely out of place. Standing tall at 6'3, with an air of confident, good-natured charm, and rakishly handsome good looks, he could have been intimidating, yet there was something about him that was instantly likeable. Perhaps it was his ready smile or his caring eyes. Those who knew him were always impressed with his impeccable manners and genuine humility. But only those closest to him knew how lonely he had grown.
Only just aware of it himself, he realized it was time. He needed that someone that he had always known God had for him. He needed to find her. He just never thought it would be here.
His love for books had led him down these stairs, and into this place time had forgotten. Reading always calmed him. Just being here made him feel somehow better. Some men played sports. He read. And that was where he'd found her. Back in the historical fiction section, he had startled her. She thought she was alone, and how long she'd been standing there reading, she had no idea. A little flustered, embarrassed, they had laughed nervously, and then struck up a conversation. They had everything in common, it seemed. Especially their love for books. They married one year later to the day, and moved into an old house with character. Of course, they filled it with good books. They kept on coming back. They loved this place. Eventually they bought the bookstore and shared their love for books with others. It seemed so wonderfully right that they should always be here. But, it was the last place he had thought he would find her.
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