Liza Fellows needs a break from every path she’s put herself on–career, life, and especially love. When she travels to Italy to take some time for herself, she starts hanging around a cafe after spotting a mysterious man with a sketchbook. She assumes that the only familiarity they’ll ever share is her ogling him while he’s drawing. Antonio has far more in mind. When their spark turns to a flame, can Antonio show Liza all they could be?
Spark to Flame is a short story set in Florence, Italy. It originally appeared in the now out-of-print anthology Foreign Affairs.