Stepping out into the brisk spring night, Johnny knew he was late. He looked up into the sky and saw a few shooting starts and hoped that would be a good sign
Maybe he wouldn’t get into too much trouble.
He hopped into his car and turned the key and all he heard were clicks.
“You can’t be serious!” Johnny screamed to nobody.
He looked at the clock up on the corner and he could see he stood no chance. His phone was blowing up with text messages. This first date … he got tickets to the theater. It was something this girl wanted to see.
And Johnny was going to blow it.
He pulled out her card and looked it over. This wasn’t something he wanted to do, so he took his own hand and slapped himself in the face.
Yes, he probably deserved way more.
He had been away this weekend with the boys. That’s where things went wrong. It was a last-second thing and they got some cheap tickets, so they flew to Las Vegas. The problem? They decided to fly out the morning of his first date.
And when you mess with those types of things …
The plane was delayed. And delayed. He looked at other airlines. He was cooked. He texted her and said he had some issues. But he was doing his best.
He had the tickets, after all.
They knew they had at least two hours before their flight, so they went outside and found a small park. There were plans back home for all of them and they needed some fresh air. He took his shoes off to walk in he cool grass, but that just shows how much karma bites you when you are down …
… He stepped on a ground bee’s nest and got stung! It never ends.
And that brings us back to the current time. Sitting in his car, something hovered over his car. A UFO? He swore he saw an alien before a bright light flashed in his face.
… And that, honestly, Tiffany, is why I was late. There’s nothing I could do about it.
The last thing Johnny truly remembered was the hard slap from Tiffany’s right hand. He definitely saw stars again …
LINKUP FOR APRIL 15
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