“You know, baby, I would be a liar if I told you that you didn’t light a fire deep within me,” Jim said. “But you have to swear to me that you’ll never be untrue. Because I do believe we can, together, get much higher.”
“I don’t know, Jim, if I’m can make that kind of commitment to you,” Alyse said. “This is our first date and I’m not the kind of girl you think I am.”
“But baby, the time to hesitate is through,” Jim said. “There’s no reason for you to wallow in the mire. We are made for one another.”
“Actually, Jim, I agreed to go out with you because my parents begged me to,” Alyse said. “I recently confessed to them that I like girls better than boys and they asked me to go out with you thinking that you might be able to ‘cure’ me. But while you’re a good looking and very nice guy, Jim, I’m just not into you that way.”
“But, Alyse, if we don’t try now we can only lose,” Jim said. “If you reject me it will be like you’re throwing another log on my funeral pyre.”
“Oh stop being such a drama queen, Jim,” Alyse said. “But speaking of fire, let’s go down to the lakefront. You can build a fire and we can roast us some marshmallows. As friends, of course.”
“Fine,” Jim said. “I’ll light your fire, but I’m going to bring some grass. I feel the need to get much higher.”
Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is fire, coupled with the picture above.