Published just in time for Valentine’s Day, this story starts with a romantic dinner at a fine restaurant in the City of Brotherly Love…
Angelina’s fingers slow-danced on the backs of my hands and her eyes dove into mine. “Just one moment,” she said. “Let me see if what we are was meant to be.” Her intoxicating smile tickled my brain.
Outside our favorite restaurant, early evening light grew dim and powdery snow covered Philadelphia’s streets and sidewalks with a fresh white blanket.
What could possibly go wrong?
One of the scenes in “Just One Moment” is set at PPL Park, the home stadium of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. Built on the banks of the Delaware River, it’s a spectacular venue. (The stadium is actually in the City of Chester, not Philadelphia.) Highly recommended if you ever get a chance to go.
A big “thank you” to David Cranmer (Twitter), the tireless editor of BEAT to a PULP (Twitter), for posting “Just One Moment.” BEAT to a PULP is also a book publisher, and they’ve released some excellent titles, including a series of westerns starring Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles, two deputy U.S. Marshals working in 1880s Wyoming Territory. Check out the lineup here.
Like many of my stories, “Just One Moment” takes its title from a song by The Throes (Twitter, Facebook). “Just One Moment” appeared on the 1990 album All The Flowers Growing In Your Mother’s Eyes (iTunes).
Here’s a live version of “Just One Moment” (starts at 4:07) from Lion & Bull in Haymarket, Virginia, on November 12, 2010.