Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Matt Mcbride would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

A Smile

By Matt Mcbride All Rights Reserved ©

Romance

A Moment

It was a beautiful evening and I was on my way to the bus stop from hockey practice. The sun was setting beautifully in the sky and I was feeling happy. I soon got to the bus stop.

My heart skipped a beat. Cheesy, but I’m sure it must have as I came across something more beautiful than all of the sunsets together. A girl, sitting quietly on the bench. I had to talk to her. I would be beating myself up for weeks if I didn’t. I sat next to her and saw her look at me.

“I want to know her… I have to know her” I thought to myself. Giving myself a quick pep talk, I turned to her.

“Hey, I’m Matt,” I started. Her eyes grew wide. Had I said something wrong?

“Hello…I’m Deni,” she said hesitantly. She was watching me, her eyes roaming my body. I mean, I know I’m good looking but I want this girl to know me not my body.

“Like what you see?” I asked, laughing slightly. Time to turn on the charm.

“Of course, but, did it hurt?” Came the quick reply. I felt slightly confused at this, not sure where she was going with this question.

“Did what hurt?” I ask curiously.

“When you fell from heaven.” Again came a quick response and one that I could not help but laugh at. A cheesy but none the less cute line. I watched as her eyes lit up as I laughed. I couldn’t believe I had randomly bumped into such a beautiful girl. There must be a catch. She must have a boyfriend.

I was gonna take a chance! I leaned forward and took her hand. In a low seductive voice I stated, “Your boyfriend must be the luckiest guy in the world to have a gal like you.”

A slight blush spread over her face as she started rambling, “Actually, he wouldn’t be. I forget things a lot. Hypothetically speaking that is. If I had one. A boyfriend. But I don’t…”

I couldn’t help but grin at this. I had a chance, now only to seize it. I couldn’t let such a beautiful girl slip away.

"My lucky day isn’t it?” Keeping my voice low but I’m smiling as I watch her face continue to grow red. “Oh, yeah she likes me!” I think to myself.

“Y-yeah, mine too”, she stutters as I strain my ears to hear her response. I move closer to her slowly. I want to kiss her. The moment is now.

I lost track of time, of the people around us and continued to lean in all focus on her.

“BEEEEP!” a car honked as it passed by. My chance had been ruined. The moment had been ruined and there was no getting it back.

I had to do something else. Her number, maybe I could text her.

I turn towards her again and grinned, “I really liked talking to you, and I wouldn’t want us to just part like this. Wanna text later?”

“S-sure, here let me give you my number.” Again with the slight stutter. However, with her beauty so distracting, I’m surprised it wasn’t me that was doing the stuttering.

We quickly exchanged numbers as her bus arrived. I considered just getting onto the bus with her but decided that would be too much. I was going somewhere completely different so I had to stay.

But her grin stayed, imprinted in my mind.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Matt Mcbride
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...

Yellow: If you are looking for something original try Evening Goddess. Karina takes you on an adventure filled with tragedy and dangerous situations. The mixture of a serious plot and sexual situations keep you reading to discover what challenges she will face next. The novel will make you laugh, cry...

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

Riskaninda Maharani: This story told about love between Christopher Schlösser (a German) and Anggia Selestina (an Indonesian) that happened in Düsseldorf, Germany in an autumn. The German autumn which was so different with the autumn in the other four season countries, especially in Anggia's eyes when her heart-movin...

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

Elizabeth Robbins: 4.5 starsAs far as apocalypse stories go, this one took a new direction. I'm glad someone finally addressed the need for a vampire apocalypse! This is sort of a multi-genre festival of delights. With hints of forced societies, vamps, hunters, romance, apocalypse, government conspiracy, and thrill...

CurlyRed: I read this entire book in just under 4 hours I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! i found myself emotionally attached to the characters and making personal connections that i had never experienced before while reading a book! I was constantly wanting to read more, every chapter left me on a cliff hanger tha...

More Recommendations

sunshinebennybear: First, I would like to address the elephant in the room. The author forgets her own character's names. She mixed up Liam for Jace, Harri for Maiya, and Freya for Clary. I love The Mortal Instruments as much as the next fangirl, but I find myself unforgiving about this. Throughout the story there ...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

sambolie: Couldn't stop reading this!! Beautifully engaging story & I love the richness of the characters. I hope to see the next volume soon! I can't wait to see how the girls carry on to Invasion Day with all that happened.

MelanyFrey: This story is just so realistic and so amazingly written that I felt I was a part of it. It starts off completely ordinary, describing the lives of three young brothers, then slowly shifting the focus on one of them, putting him into the spotlight and following him into this unusual, but yet so r...

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."