A New Year Romantic Moment — Short Story

Rebecca Graf
5 min readJun 12, 2024
Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/happy-new-year-text-3334355/

The lights dimmed as the music came on. Gradually, the gym quieted down after the loud cheers of the new year welcome. Couples took to the floor to dance to the slow beat. Chrissy stood off to the side with a smile plastered on her face for everyone to see.

It wasn’t supposed to have ended like this. The mysterious note John left only made her wonder about her choice of men. What man actually bribes a date out of a woman, takes her out, and then quickly leaves her at the ring of one phone call? And to add insult to injury leaves a note on her door that he’d see her to ring in the new year only to not show up.

So far she was batting a thousand when it came to men. Finding a decent one was not in her cards. She’d just have to face up to it and move on.

Stupid! Stupid! Why did she fall for his bad boy charm? What was it with men like him? Well, it didn’t matter. She was through with the lot of them.

Zack waved at her from across the room. She moved around the edge of the floor to where her partner in community service crime was standing guard over the punch bowl.

“What’s up?”

“This!” He pointed to the punch. “Somebody spiked it.”

Chrissy laughed. “If that’s the worst thing that happens, I’m okay with that.”



Rebecca Graf

Writer for ten years, lover of education, and degrees in business, history, and English. Striving to become a Renassiance woman. www.writerrebeccagraf.com