Today’s writing prompt is a fun one to complete. But writing a meet cute may not be as easy to write as you think. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Megastar Meet Cute
Today, write a meet cute scene; a scene in which the two people who will form a future romantic couple meet for the first time, typically under unusual, humorous, or cute circumstances. And one of those people in the meet cute scene should be a megastar.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Megastar Meet Cute, by K.E. Creighton
I was shelving books in the more risqué side of the romance section when I heard the bell on the front door chime. My back was still turned when I heard his voice politely ask, “Excuse me, do you have a copy of the new Erik Larson book?” I froze when I heard his voice, knowing exactly who it belonged to, seeing as I had obsessively watched every one of his movies for nearly a decade now. Of course, I wanted to turn around and see him in the flesh. But I also suddenly felt my cheeks heat up and my legs get wobbly.
“Excuse me,” he repeated in the same polite British accent as I remained still staring at a cover of a book with a man in a cowboy hat holding a woman whose bosom was too large for the bodice of her billowy dress. When I finally registered in extreme embarrassed horror what I was staring at as he stood behind me, he lightly brushed my shoulder with his hand to get my attention. It was startling to feel his barely-there touch and with a sudden rush of nervous energy, I whipped my body and arms around in a jerky flailing motion, knocking a few books on the shelf in front of me onto the floor.
There was a pile of half-naked people on the ground looking back up at us. We bent down at the same time to pick up the books that had fallen and our foreheads knocked together. As I profusely apologized, he laughed and assured me it was okay. Then our eyes locked, and my life would never be the same again…
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
This type of scene is cheesy to write, sure, but it will make you feel good. And it’s Friday. So why not?