** Disclaimer – This is a writing exercise responding to a challenge: create a short story in exactly 55 words.
“This is it, I’m leaving this place with her, or leaving for good”.
The final number: Reinhardt’s “Farewell Blues”. He knew it by heart.
He stopped her before she reached the changing room, as planned:
“Miss, I …”
“Oh my! Will you finally buy me that drink?”
The dark venue was lit by his smile.