Lost among the lilacs, she emerged like a sprite. I half expected to see wings.

I stood transfixed, not daring to move for fear that the vision would dissipate.

She seemed to float rather than walk toward me.

Violet eyes met mine steadily as a slight smile tugged at her mouth. She held out her hand. Tongue-tied, I was about to take it when I noticed that she was holding my wallet.

“I saw when you dropped it back there,” she said. “I followed you so that I could give it back.”

I took it from her. “Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.”

“What’s your name?” I asked.


Somehow the name suited her.

“What’s yours?”


“Nice to meet you, Decker.”

“Nice to meet you too.”

“Well, it’s time for me to go.”



“Have lunch with me.”

“Sorry. I don’t think my boyfriend would like that.”

Crushed, I watched her disappear among the lilacs.

Posted for June 2020 Writing Prompts –#11 – Lost among the lilacs

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