The Morning After

Avatar Author: Steve Saylor Steve Saylor is currently a Student at Humber College in the Radio Broadcasting program. Steve is a New Media Specialist and has worked in this field since Spring of 2005. Steve has either been a producer or a host of ... Read Bio

Leaning over the pier she stared out at the morning dawn over the Pacific Ocean. He walked up quietly behind her holding two coffees. “No sugar right?”

She turns around, “Yeah thanks,” she smiled as she grabbed the warm cup and cradled it with both her hands. “Some night huh?”

He let out a small hum of a laugh, “Definitely. How’s your uh, friend?”

“Rachel. She’s fine, doc’s say she’ll have a nasty head and neck ache, but she’ll be fine. You? How’s uh your friend?”

“Adam. He’s fine. Driver barely hit both of them.”

She smiled again, it was infectious as he smiled back, “That’s good,” she said.

They both sipped their coffees and stared out at the ocean. The early dedicated surfers already beginning their runs on the waves. Morning joggers ran silent to the outside world, but their ears pounded with their music of choice.

He looked back at her and stuck out his hand, “My name’s Ben by the way.”

She shook his hand, “Mischa.”

“Nice to meet you,” Ben said.

“Nice to meet you,” Mischa replied.

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

  2. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Oh, how sweet, but not a story on its own therefore you MUST SEQUEL!!
    Only correction: doc’s say should probably be doc says.
    Other than that, fantastic!

  3. Avatar Steve Saylor

    Thank you both! I’m glad you both like it!

  4. Avatar Paige Elizabeth

    Awww, this is really sweet and I look forward to reading the sequels.

  5. Avatar John Perkins

    This is a nice moment, and a very good introductory scene. It has a touching innocence with a somewhat subtle hint towards something more menacing underneath. Though that may just be my twisted mind adding stuff that isn’t there.

    I’m disturbed by your initial cap usage within the middle of sentences though. Also, I think there should be a question mark after their friends names, Rachel and Adam. In that instance, I hear those responses more question-like, rather than statements.