a bit of prose

a bit of prose

A Story by Lydia



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It’s difficult to argue with the sheer artistry of attraction.  Thing is, it all started with a misspelled word didn’t it? Your green eyes threw sparks at me when I pointed it out to you.  Oh, sure, you could recite passages from more literary works than I had read - - or even wanted to - - dilettante that you were.  You’d long since convinced yourself you were impressive and just assumed others would agree.  Yet there I was - - the girl in the front row of class - - correcting your spelling.  Yea, I had guts and I didn’t even know it.  Back then I thought it was just honesty and, hey, it was the best policy, n’est pas? 

 

What I knew for sure is I hated you - - that is whenever I didn’t want you.  Those muscled arms called out to me.  I admit it, I longed to be the chalk in your hands.  Sure, I worried. I knew all I’d have left after a relationship with you was a few regrets and a paper cut to show for it.  Somehow that didn’t stop me from wearing my shortest denim skirt and my tightest tank top on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Yea, you saw me.  You noticed.  You wanted me too. 

 

It was all so simple then.  Nineteen seventy one and anything seemed possible.  I still smile when I remember that misspelled word though...and wonder if you remember.

 


© 2016 Lydia



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A brilliant ' how it is and never forgotten' piece of writing that lies pon the mind just a little uncomfortably - so clear it is. How one wanted, still does, that one too much, one's guts and heart scream and sleep drives night into frenzy!
You write with such power, emotion, never too much or too little, Lydi. .

(Had to turn to the past to find words i'd not recently reviewed!)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Year Ago

I am an emotional being...no question of that! :) Thanks so much, Emma. Lydi**
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome, Lydi - always have been.



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A brilliant ' how it is and never forgotten' piece of writing that lies pon the mind just a little uncomfortably - so clear it is. How one wanted, still does, that one too much, one's guts and heart scream and sleep drives night into frenzy!
You write with such power, emotion, never too much or too little, Lydi. .

(Had to turn to the past to find words i'd not recently reviewed!)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Year Ago

I am an emotional being...no question of that! :) Thanks so much, Emma. Lydi**
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome, Lydi - always have been.
well wat d'you know? Lydia writing prose! and I love it. I wish you'd write more like this. you know I'm terrible at poetry. that explains my delight at finding this sweet write. short but the detailed descriptions and memories are just super.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Woody! So happy to see your face here. I wrote a tremendous amount of short stories when I was in .. read more
Very nicely subtle message of a push-and-pull attraction between student & professor. I love imagining this topic & you've captured it with originality, longing, & honesty. I love reading your prose -- first time I've seen it here so far! I also love the good choice of details which fit the times & the situation.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Margie. I don't write prose often these days, but back then, well, it paid my way t.. read more
When two unexplainable forces meet
and caution is blown to the wind, only the art
of attraction remains.... Begin the Beguine...
truly, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Dancing cheek to cheek too! :) Thanks so much, Pat. Lydi**
Irony crosses the page of this human growth story toward the reflective mistakes that all humans make in the reflex of self's jumbled memories. These words cut, slice into the mind and offer prose in intellect's light.

Regards,
Al


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

thanks so much, Al. Lydi**
What I knew for sure is I hated you - - that is whenever I didn’t want you. Those muscled arms called out to me. I admit it, I longed to be the chalk in your hands.... such sweet story.... can feel the sparks fly :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Ria. Lydi***
Such tender, sweet remembrances of a beautiful place and time. I could feel the light and tension of those moments, and it made me smile thinking about what was shared then.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Craig. Lydi**
Wow. Love the feel of this. "What I knew for sure is I hated you - - that is whenever I didn’t want you. ". That line could apply to so many of us at times in our lives. Brilliant writing. ~Jim

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Hey, Jim! Thanks so much for the review. Have a great weekend. Lydi**
i really like your write, very descriptive, much enjoyed this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. Lydi**
Oh, Lydi, I always knew you were a naughty girl.
love the way you innocently miss'spelled it out for us.

makes me wish the story was longer

Trace

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Years Ago

You know me, Trace....never go into great detail. Nice surprise to see a review from you. Hope all.. read more

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