Of Eye Contact... (That Summer Anthologies #2)

Of Eye Contact... (That Summer Anthologies #2)

A Story by Sela

Meeting a person through his eyes can be rather interesting.


I'll start this little story telling you about the time I was basking in the sun on this little Island, alright not so little rather a normal-sized one, there I was when I laid eyes on this guy not much older than me, 2 year or so. We began this "eye contact competition" How does that work? You see, it was something like this...


     Every now and then our eyes will meet and we would catch each other's eyes and stare until one looked away, yeah it wasn't exactly like that but you get what we were trying to complish. It was actually quite funny if you looked at it from another’s POV or as in right now, I look back in time and think it was hilarious.


      We started this so called silent competition, where either I would turn and look at him until he turned his head to meet my eyes or I will seek him out and find him already staring at me, it went on and on… until the day we were at decent speaking-to-each-other distance, he introduced himself we talked for 5 minutes top, exchanged numbers, that was it… what can I say? It wasn’t as fun as locking eyes from a distance, meaning exactly what you might think: a love match didn’t come out of it; rather, a weird friendship the last time I saw him, we were on the same ship heading home still I felt like I knew him, even when we didn’t quite talk a lot or knew a thing about each other those stares said something, that words couldn’t.


       Half a year later, we were still talking or texting, like a said already a strange friendship came out of it, we didn’t actually have much in common and lived a couple of towns too far. But that summer had an interesting appeal that I’ll always remember, and I put that eye contact thingy to practise later on. The second time I used that super power, I did manage to put it to real good use and actually get something out of it but I’ll always recall when I first did that and how incredibly fun it was.


         Sometimes I think how weird or bizarre it would be to go back to that Island and find him there again, it would be the coincidence to match all coincidences but at least it would bring good memories. If you can go back to a time and place where something like that happened and you thought it was this amazing, risk-free thing which had you being happy and all, wouldn’t you want to go there? Life can become a bit complicated when you grow up but when you’re young, you believe you own the world… that’s definitely something we owe not to lose.

© 2014 Sela

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Great story telling. This did justice in the realm of getting the message across. Great message. There's lot of times where a story can have a great message to aim for, and have a lot of under lining things but then no one gets it, and if no one gets it, then the point has failed. But in my opinion this did well to get the message across. You made it clear, which is why I think it's good. Keep up the good work. What was also great was that I could imagine the story as I read it, and that is also a strong point of stories. The ability to have the reader imagine it because after all we're reading not watching it, but it was as if I was there as I read this, and that is great. Great visuals and great story telling. It had plot and substance. When you add substance to writing it gets that much better. It gets the reader hooked on it and make them feel as if they are part of it. As long as their is that emotional connection between the reader and the story then it's good. The connection you were able to established in the writing gives the reader a sense of comfortably that they are in tune with the writing. So that way when the writing is over, the reader wants more, and wishes it didn't end. I feel the same way when I watched a movie or tv series that I get so attached to, I never want it to end. And for this writing, I didn't want it to end. You had me hooked, and I am sure everyone else who read it was hooked as well. That is good, that is what you want for people to keep wanting more. The way you put the story together makes me feel like my life is different for that moment in which I read your story. I love it, and it was beautiful. Just keep posting stories like this, and you'll have a good following.

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Added on September 7, 2014
Last Updated on September 17, 2014
Tags: friends, friendship, life, teenagers, summer




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