Chapter 6 – Chance Meeting

Caleb was on his way home through the park near his house when he spotted a woman moving away from one of the chess tables. He thought that was rather odd; it was a bit cool to be sitting out there playing. He strolled over and watched her final moves against her appointment, an older woman who was dressed rather inappropriately for the weather…and her age.

When the game was over, the younger woman stood and started to walk away. Caleb called out to her. “That was an excellent game you played,” he said.

She turned and looked at him. “Thank you.”

“A bit cold to be playing out here, don’t you think?”

She smiled briefly before answering. “I live alone; playing by myself is hardly a challenge. I always win.”

He looked over her shoulder at the other woman. “From what I saw, she wasn’t much of a challenge.”

“She wasn’t,” the woman admitted. “She’s a bit of a know-it-all, and that prevented her from making wise moves.”

“Perhaps you and I could play a game or two,” Caleb suggested.

“I’m afraid that’s not possible.”

“Oh,” he replied, trying not to sound disappointed.

“Perhaps the pigeon flying behind you will give you a game,” she teased. “He was watching us rather intently when we were playing. I’m sure he would give you a good game or two.”

He laughed. “I like your sense of humor.”

“Not something people normally say about me,” she said. “Thank you. If you’ll excuse me, I really must go.” She started walking away.

“Wait, I didn’t get your name!”

“You can call me Genny.”

“I’m Caleb. Meet you here same time tomorrow?”

She turned and looked at him for a moment. “Perhaps, mon ami, perhaps.” She waved before walking off.

Caleb watched her leave. He had a funny feeling about this woman, and he was sure it was going to end with them together…forever.

Published by Author Teresa Watson

I have always loved to read, and carry a book with me wherever I go. I’ve written for several online sites, doing book reviews and author interviews. After graduating in 2000 from West Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s degree, I was a teacher for a while before deciding my destiny was to write, not to mold young minds. Writing for me is like taking an exciting journey, or going on a welty, as my parents say. I don’t know where my stories are going to take me. I just hang on and enjoy the ride.

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