First Line Friday: “They looked at each other, sparks in their eyes and delight in their smiles.”

In our quest to encourage creativity, we post a writing prompt every other Friday. Write a story with the prompt as the first line. Share your story below or on social media using the tag #FirstLineFriday. We can’t wait to see your stories!

“They looked at each other, sparks in their eyes
and delight in their smiles.”

They looked at each other, sparks in their eyes and delight in their smiles. Neither noticed that they blocked the aisle, nor did they see the scowls of the less fortunate people who had to pass them by. They could only see each other, could only rejoice in the luck of a promised miracle.

The taller woman moved closer to the shorter. “I can’t believe I found you again.” She held a hand to her lover’s cheek, fearing she would disappear before her. But she was real, and she closed her eyes and nuzzled the hand pressed against her.

“But you did. You found me.” And they kissed right there for the entire grocery store to see.

Jillian Murphy

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About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy is the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press. She is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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