Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rainbow Summer School: Green

I am going to be upfront and admit that I am cheating this week. I am re-posting a story I did for one of Ms. Jenny's Saturday Census prompts that contained this week's color assignment. This has been a terribly busy week for me and I have had no time to plan or prepare a unique assignment.  So with my apologies I present:

AFTER THE STORM


It was late. The abrupt thundershower had left glistening, moonlit puddles along my running path. It was eerily silent and the only sounds I heard were the thump, thump, thump of my Adidas upon the wet country road.

Deep in my thoughts of him, I rounded the bend and reversed my path to head home. When I turned around I was startled to meet a green-eyed gaze. It was him. The man of my dreams. The man whose face, whose touch, whose kiss I would never, couldn’t ever, forget.

“How did you find me?” I asked, still in shock. Reaching out to grasp my now trembling hands he drew me close. He smelled of musk and prairie grass.  My tears began to fall, mingling with the drops tumbling from the rain soaked cottonwood branches above.

“Why did you leave?” he inquired back. Why, indeed. I have asked myself this same question many, many times. His passion, so intense, so pure, and so raw, scared me. It was difficult for me to believe I deserved such happiness, such pleasure… And so, as usual, I ran.

I looked up into his emerald eyes; eyes upon a face that was smiling with tenderness and love. My trepidation gave in to desire. The tempest began anew. 

22 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

Some things are even better the second time around ;)

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style

Jo said...

lol ...loved it!

Brian Miller said...

and maybe a third or forth...smiles.

i remember this one...very nice...

mrs. c said...

Steamy story....or maybe I just have a wansering mind!!

Annesphamily said...

I enjoyed this story very much! Thank you for sharing this green post! You are awesome! Anne

Weezer said...

Beautiful, as expected.
Are you going to tell me the real story behind your Flash Friday from last week?

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Very sensual story. I saw it and I felt it....heard it....smelled it...green prairie grass...emerald green eyes...Nice killing two birds with one stone. Great story.

Susan Deborah said...

Short but quite captivating and tender.

Joy always,
Susan

My name is PJ. said...

I enjoyed reading it again, Polly - but only because you wrote it and it was worthy of a second read.

Hmmm....that makes you, Frank McCourt, Jodi Picoult....and not many others. :)

Nora Johnson said...

I enjoyed this story so much - TFS! So clever!
Happy AlphabeThursday Green,
LOLA:)
btw My AlphabeThursday Green is posted if you can join me… HERE!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am glad they were reunited and that we were reunited with this wonderful piece.

Cheryl said...

Loved that you reposted that dang romance novelesque one! You rocked it!

Tina said...

LOL. How perfect that you could use this for two memes! I remember this one! Hope life settles down for you soon. :-)

Sue said...

That really worked for the green theme today. (And I enjoyed it again the second time around...)

=)

razzamadazzle said...

How wonderful! It makes me wish for that happy ending!

Teresa

Sarah said...

Bravo once again! You are so talented.

Mary said...

i saw your comment on my blog and had to say thank you so much :) of course you can share it! also i like your blog as well very creative!

Nessa said...

Well, thanks for posting it again as i didn't read it the first time.

Very sexy stuff.

I find a man's eyes very appealing.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this story. it sounds like the start of something big.....

Anna said...

Great story! Intriguing. I missed it the first time, so I am grateful to be able to read it now!

It is of some comfort to me that even you, who write such perfects texts, have times when you just don't have the time.

It was been a strange time these past weeks for me too. Hope things work out alright for you.

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's Rainbow Greens

Jenny said...

No cheating here girl.

This was a great read on SC.

And it's a great link here!

Hooray for your cleverness!

A+

Susan said...

LOVELY!!! BRAVA!! is it a true story?
Susan

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