Short Fiction

Claiming the Heart

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Old Time School Room

First Meeting – Claiming the Heart

Barton claimed Belinda in his heart the first time he set eyes on her at elementary school, when she came to class, all of nine years old, the new girl in the camp, just a few doors down from his home.

While some boys teased her just for being new, Barton just watched her move, ever so gracefully, as she sat at her desk, ready to pay attention to the teacher.

Studious, she was, and Barton was hoping he would get a chance to talk to her without sounding as behind as he was with his studies.

He had reasons, and she would figure that out eventually, but he didn’t care so much about that as he did about getting a chance to impress this beautiful red-haired girl with braids and freckles bouncing off her cheeks when she smiled.

Noticing that reading made Belinda smile, he opened his reader and with one eye on her he attempted to learn the words.

Sensing the feeling of heat on the back of her neck, Belinda looked around and spotted Barton looking at her, smiling; She nodded, and he nodded back, red faced but ever so pleased that she did not grimace.

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There you go! This is my Six Sentence Story for this week. To join in go to this LINK

Blog Hop Rules:
Write 6 sentences. No more. No less.
Use this week’s prompt word:  CLAIM
Read everyone’s story, comment, share and have fun!

 

12 thoughts on “Claiming the Heart”

  1. talk about your time machines!* this is what Six Sentence Story are about, little scenes, the sense of real people (of any age), getting through life

    *and not simply the chronological, you have brought a sense of the emotional aspect, the thing that makes this a view of a moment in a person’s life rather than a simple description of time and people and places.

    nice

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  2. i totally get this. For me TLW was love at first sight. I knew then and there I’d ask her to marry me, wasn’t sure she’d say yes, but 42 years later, here we are.
    Good six. Good use of the cue.

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