by Anonymous from the October 24, 2011 issue
Tagline: Abbie was on the lookout for a man with a red carnation in his lapel. When she spotted him, she realized he was no stranger...
I do want to point out a few things I did like. The fact that the blind date is her ex-husband is a fantastic turning point. I always love when I think I know exactly where the story is headed and then the author laughs maniacally as the story careens off in an entirely different direction.
I liked the humor here:
"Why don't I get us a couple glasses of wine?"
"I'm already wearing mine."
And the ending was poignant and uplifting and had that perfect Woman's World tone.
However, luckily for this anonymous author, I'm not the fiction editor at the magazine, because they liked it enough to publish.