First of all, A is for Arlee Bird, the creator of the A to Z Challenge. Please help me in showing Lee some love and a to thank him for being a supportive presence on the world wide web.
I hope you enjoy my A to Z Challenge Theme: Dallas – Ft. Worth Past & Present.
Addison circle is a hip and happening place in North Dallas. In a state that prides itself on its suburbs with 1/2 acre lots and where people have to have a car to get around. Addison was the first urban community in Dallas.
In Addison Circle, you can live, work, dine, and get culture all within a 1/2 mile radius.
I laid out the blanket. Unpacked the snacks, wine and cheese for me, beer and spicy nacho Doritos for him. The blanket was old, but it was the same blanket we used on our first date 5 years ago today. It’s the annual Movie Under the Stars in Addison Circle. It wasn’t really his scene. He felt more comfortable at a baseball game, but on that night I told him we were going to see Star Wars, I just didn’t tell him where. Back then he was smitten with me, so it wasn’t a hard sell. It took more of an effort these days. It seemed we only saw each other for a few minutes a day, morning and night. I had to remind him of the annual event by text message. I felt bad I almost let the day past like it was any other day. He answered my text, “Ok.” Not really a firm conformation. I poured the wine as the credits began. Tonight they are playing Transformers, one of his favorites. Mine, too. Sitting here alone, I try not to put too much emphasis on this night, but I can’t stop my mind from jumping to conclusions. If he doesn’t show up, he doesn’t care. If he doesn’t care, then it’s over. I rub my arms thinking I should have brought my jacket. I think about the other blanket I have in the car. The movie begins, but I can’t focus. Sam Witwicky’s anxiety usually makes me smile. Tonight, it’s increasing my own anxiety. He’s really not coming, I think to myself. I gather my stuff shove it in the bag. Offer the bottle of wine to the couple sitting next to me. Someone should enjoy it. I walk quickly towards the car hoping to make it before I burst into tears. As I walk across the park, I hear someone calling my name. “Danni.” I turn around and see Jeff sitting on a blanket, a pizza and a bottle of wine chilling in a bucket. I walk towards him wrap my arms around him. I laugh when he says, “Your late.”
45 thoughts on “A – Addison Circle”
Very cool and sounds like a neat place. Love the story, as well 🙂
Thanks Mark. Addison Circle is great.
Nice work! Nice little story there. Cheers
Thanks Clayton. I appreciate it.
I’ll be reading B – Great story and great start to the challenge.
Thanks Ida. Hope you enjoy B just as much.
And we’re up and running! Well done. Great story, looking forward to hearing more about Ft. Worth.
Hi Lynn. I tried to hit on all areas of the metroplex. Ft. Worth is a lot of fun.
wonderful story. Love the happy ending. Too bad you gave away your wine 🙂 Just curious if everything is within a mile, why do you need a car?
Hey Rhonda, what I meant was in a place that loves its cars, it’s nice to have a place where you don’t need it and still have access to so much stuff.
I love your story and the charm of your surroundings~
Thanks Ella. Addison Circle is one of the more charming areas of Dallas.
Lovely story and a good start to AtoZ.
I love it, the disappointment before the relief. And his thoughtfulness when she thought he didn’t care. 🙂 Wonderful story.
Thanks Carrie. I tried to bring out the emotion spectrum.
I completely forgot about shout outs to Arlee. Oops. Sorry Arlee 😦
Parked the blanket in the wrong spot and nearly missed each other!
Almost missed each other. Dramatic, right?
What a romantic story! Sounds like a cool place to go.
Addison Circle sounds like a lively place full of lots of sights. And I loved your blurb too. Looking forward to more of both through the month!
I love the story! And Addison Circle looks like a lovely place!
Thanks Issy. I would love to live there someday.
Although I’m not hip and happenin’, I always enjoy hip and happenin’ places. I must add Addison Circle to my list of must-visit places. Visiting from AtoZ.
Hi Wendy, anyone who hangs out there is automatically considered hip and happening. Haha.
Oh like this lots! A fab read. Good luck with the A to Z !
Thanks so much. Good luck to you, too.
Addison Circle sounds like a fun place to visit! I haven’t seen a movie under the stars since forever.
It is so much fun.
What a great idea for your A to Z. I have often found writing about places helps me fall in love with them (or fall in love with the people who show up at certain places, eh?) So glad to be a part of the A to Z Challenge again!
Julie Jordan Scott
Our Literary Grannies from A to Z
That’s exactly what I’m doing. Thanks for stopping by Julie.
Lovely story. Looks like a neat place too!
Love that you put a story in there. Made it very cool!! Sounds like a cool theme for the challenge.
Glad to be back in the blogging world and I hope you stop by my new blog! This is Tamara from One Magic Bean Buyer btw 🙂
That was a terrific little story – I actually found myself being sad for Danni and gigled a tiny bit at the ending! Good work!
Looks like I captures the emotion. I happy everyone got it.
A love story is my favorite read! Excellent start to the challenge!
I’m visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge
Peanut Butter and Whine
Thanks for stopping by and I love the name of your blog. Peanut Butter and Whine. Haha
Loved reading your heartwarming story! Looking forward to read more from you for the A to Z Challenge 🙂
Shilpa, thanks for stopping by.
Wow, great start to the challenge honey! 🙂
Hi Sydney. Your story had a nice, steady flow. I was expecting the worst though so am glad that it didn’t turn out that way.
Have almost always stayed on the north side in Dallas, but I don’t recall this area. Must have been on the wrong side of the north side.