SPONTANEOUS CHOICES SHORTS – “A New Chapter of Love” (Part 2)


  SPONTANEOUS CHOICES SHORTS features short serialized fiction by author Shannon Muir, that may be later released as part of e-book or print collections. For all of January and part of February, Thursdays will feature this special serialized story, “A New Chapter of Love”. This is Part Two. “So, any thoughts where you’re going to start looking, sis? If you want the pros and cons on dating apps, I’m willing to help there.”  

“Actually, there is someone I’m interested in. But after what happened in my first marriage, I want to make sure this guy is all he seems. Especially because if this got serious, I don’t want my little girl getting hurt. That’s why I’m talking to both of you. I’m hoping you’ll help me.”  

“Does this sound like what I think it is?” Saundra spoke up. “You want us to scope out this guy for you, Caitlin?”  

“I’m not sure I’m comfortable with stalking, sis.”  

Caitlin put up her hands defensively.  

“I don’t mean follow him home. But I know some places where a lot of people go to and he’s often there.. If you could just observe him, maybe interact with him and give your opinions. For example, one place is a bar downtown. That’s not where I met him and I’ve never been there. He’s a bartender. Vallenda, since you’re a social butterfly, that’s more your scene.”  

“Been a while since I’ve had a night on the town. You babysitting if I do this?”

  Caitlin gave Vallenda a thumbs up. Then she turned to Saundra.  

“Same offer to you, Saundra. I also know he volunteers at the local food bank, and charity is near and dear to your heart, and since you don’t have a full time job, could do it easiest. Would you volunteer and meet the guy?”  

“I’d be interested in looking for something to do with my time while the kids are in school. But before I say yes, I need to know how you met him.”

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