By Aria Cole
With out of control curls, a smattering of freckles, and glasses hiding her dark eyes, Chrissy Masterson has always been the ugly duckling. She never thought she was pretty enough to garner the attention of her crush, Trent McAvoy. With countless nights spent dreaming of just one kiss from the tall, enticing quarterback, she’s devastated when he leaves abruptly, their chance at love vanishing as quickly as the crowd after a football game.
Six years after leaving, Trent returns to his hometown hoping to find the girl that once stole his heart way back when, her wavy dark hair and gorgeous smile haunting him for all the years since they’ve been apart. He catches a glimpse of his curvy beauty one afternoon in the midst of her dance routine and is stunned to find that she’s even more gorgeous than he remembered–she’s blossomed into a devastating beauty in his absence. From the moment their eyes lock, he’s smitten all over again. He’ll do anything to get Chrissy in his arms and under his body, making up for all the lost time between them and taking chances he didn’t have the courage to take last time.
Warning: Swan is an 11,000 word fairytale short story. It’s all about syrupy sweet second chances at first love, and stolen kisses in the moonlight with a swoonworthy virgin hero and the woman he never could quite forget. Enjoy!