Young Love at Target


I spotted this young pair at Target in Kailua.  I can’t be sure how they know each other, whether they are young lovers or perhaps siblings.  Given their physical stature, I am guessing that they are each no more than 13 years old.  However, the confidence with which they carried themselves intrigued me.  I do not remember being so self-assured when I was 12 or 13 years old.  If they were on a date to the food court at Target, it seemed to be unchaperoned, as no older person ever approached them.  Perhaps I would have had enough confidence to invite a girl to meet me at Target for some popcorn when I was their age, but the way they so casually got up and left the food court and store together led me to think of them as “little adults” more so than as “children”.  I began to speculate as to what their backstory might be, and on the advice of my mother, I’ve decided to write some fiction with this photo as inspiration.

Katy & Kyle

Katy and Kyle are local Kailua residents and attend middle school only a few hundred yards from Target.  They are both on Winter Break from the 7th Grade, and, being children of the smart phone era, they keep in touch on all the social media platforms plus through text messages.  … to be continued …

One comment on “Young Love at Target

  1. Penny says:

    So sweet, I can’t wait to read the next installment.


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