Welcome to the Spot Writers. This month the prompt is to use the theme “out of season.”
Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.
To everything there’s a season.
Candlelight. Wine for two. Crackers and havarti cheese. A cheery fire popping behind the screen. The scene was set; they’d planned it out that morning. Camille’s black dress, slinky and flowing, cut low to show the pearls he’d bought for her last birthday. Nothing underneath it, just to please him. Jeff had dressed because he knew what she liked, dark suit and red tie, neatly pressed.
He took a sip of wine and beamed. “You look beautiful tonight. You’re glowing.”
She threw back her dark hair, her eyes shining, and grinned, teasing. “Don’t I always?”
She adopted her most coquettish look. “You’re quite handsome too. And I know what you’re thinking.”
“Of course, we planned this rendezvous. Romance is in season.”
She laughed and offered him a bite of cheese. “Isn’t it always?”
“When I look at you it is.”
She sipped her wine, nibbled seductively at a cracker, then grinned at him again. “I think I should remove your tie now.”
“Sounds like a great idea. Be my guest.”
She leaned across the table and reached for his tie. “Achoo.”
“Just a tickle in my nose. Achoo.”
He frowned. “That’s two tickles.”
“I know. Are your eyes watering?”
“Just a little. Achoo.”
She sighed, and sniffled back another sneeze. “It can’t be. Not tonight, darn it, not yet.”
“Achoo. I think it ith.”
“Nothing kills romance like a runny nothe.”
He groaned. “We’re too late. Romance is out seathon. Allergies are in.”
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