A first chapter of something I hope will grow...... Al comments very much appreciated!
When she was a young girl, her favourite pass-time was dressing up. She would wait until her mother was busy in the garden, and her brother was out, and sneak in to her brother's room.
Looking out across the landscape she could see something shimmering in the distance. Curiosity drew her in its direction.
As he logged on to the dating site, he felt his heart sink a little. It always felt slightly seedy, emphasising his approaching middle-age and desperation.