An Unexpected Date Night

I love my husband.

Tonight was the 11th Annual Creative Loafing Fiction Contest Party (try saying that three times fast!) and I was honored to be invited as one of the entrants. It was open to the public, but I got an email asking me to come. It was pretty official.

Anywho, Hubby had a work event tonight and couldn't come with me. It wasn't a huge deal- especially since I wouldn't be reading my own story- but I was kind of bummed he wouldn't be there. I was really trying to make an effort to be a part of the local writing scene, and I wanted to make it there even if I had to go alone.

 I came straight from work and ran into a bit of traffic. When I arrived at the Highland Inn there was very limited parking, so I drove a few streets over and parked under a street lamp just in case I got mugged on the way back to my car (it's a great neighborhood but, hey, it's still Atlanta).

As I hurried up to North Highland Avenue, I could see the glow of the Highland Ballroom down below street level, where the party was being held. The streets were pretty busy, but I was able to cross halfway, where I stood sort of awkwardly on the yellow line until I was able to cross to the other side.

Suddenly, I looked up and there was Hubby!

He was waiting, relaxing against the column with his hands shoved deep into his jacket pockets. He was a tiny bit windblown but no worse for wear, and he had caught me just in time for a lovely surprise. I forgot where I was for a moment- until the car to my right started to inch towards me- and then I practically ran towards Hubby and squeezed him tight around the middle.

It's those kinds of moments that remind me of how I felt when I first fell in love with Pierce. It's those kinds of moments that make me fall in love with him all over again.

{Look at the camera, Hubby!}

{The winning story, which we loved.}

{We gave them a topic. They wrote us a poem.}

{Our poem-on-demand.}

We had such a great time! I love getting out and enjoying my city, especially when it involves hearing some fantastic stories and getting a surprise visit from my Hubby.


skippysays said...

Aw, your hubby sounds like a keeper :) What a nice surprise! An I love the prit on your top!

Writer. Wife. Wanderer. said...

Thank you for the sweet comments! He is pretty awesome :).