And so it begins…

His face was a picture; one that blended paternal pride and prescient panic with that fearful uncertainty common to fathers of daughters everywhere.

“She’s going on a date…”

“I’m just going out to dinner,” said the blonde bombshell, rolling cornflower-blue eyes and sighing.

“…with a boy.”

I was finding it hard to keep a straight face. It was one of those moments that was always going to happen, sooner or later. Especially when both your daughters are beautiful and vivacious blondes. The old saying flitted across my mind, that one of the joys of growing older is watching your children have teenagers of their own. I was suddenly thankful I’d only had sons to worry about.

But, even though I was holding back the laughter, I could understand the fatherly chagrin. This was happening, after all, just a little sooner than my son had been expecting…

I later heard that the dinner date had gone well. Her escort had behaved impeccably, telling her she looked beautiful when she arrived at the restaurant, opening doors for her and generally treating her like a princess.

All under the watchful eyes of the two mothers who had made the gentlemanly invitation become a reality.

My granddaughter is, after all, only five.


Ghosts of tomorrow

Shadows cast as rose petals

The future beckons


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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41 Responses to And so it begins…

  1. anita dawes says:

    Shades of the future…


  2. Mary Smith says:

    Funny and lovely – but my goodness, I didn’t realise dating started quite so early these days 🙂


  3. beth says:

    very sweet, sue –


  4. fransiweinstein says:

    Too cute. Hope someone took photos.


  5. Oh I got a good laugh out of this, Sue. How adorable. 🙂


  6. dgkaye says:

    Omg, don’t blink Sue! They grow up so fast. Beautiful story and again, that flower! 🙂 ❤


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Ha, I imagine it was a bit unsettling a thought for him. But all too soon the day will come when she won’t be chaparoned. 😉


  8. So sweet. Makes me think of my daighters when they were young. Thank you, Sue


  9. willowdot21 says:

    I do love this Sue 💜


  10. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! This is beautiful Sue 💜💜💜


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