Sometimes, the biggest problem with the daily word prompts is either finding a suitable picture or a color that's easy to see.
thumb_up6thumb_downchat_bubble

More from thelunaronin

Part four At the age of 15 Richard was allowed to attend the local high school. He was a very handsome young man, with his mother's beautiful green eyes and his father's heavy dark hair. This could have been a jealousy-causing problem with the other young men except for two things. The first, Richard was very good at sports; his father had taught him well. The second, he was so completely awkward and tongue tied with young women that he opted for feigned indifference toward them. This type if mild chicanery kept him relatively safe from his peers, both male and female. There was one young woman in his class who made Richard's heart pound and his hands tremble a bit. He thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. Her name was Alicia and she wasn't a cheerleader or the most popular girl in school but she was kind and well liked. He watched her as she interacted with her friends and classmates. Her easy smile and tinkling laughter made him smile but she never even gave him a glance. Sitting in the kitchen with his mother after school one day, Richard asked her about love spells. "What is it you want to know?" asked his mother. "Is it wrong to use one," he asked? "Well, do you think it's ok to take away someone's free will for your own benefit? And would you be happy if she loved you but you knew she might not without the spell? Would you then feel obligated to stay with her if you discovered that you were really meant to be with someone else?" Richard sat very still, not looking at anything in particular, just absorbing his mother's words. "No," he said finally, "that would be terrible for both of us. But I just don't know how to get her to see me." "I am absolutely sure she sees you. Just be yourself and amazimg things will happen." Richard nodded his understanding but wasn't too sure his mother was right. As the school year progressed, Richard threw himself into his studies and his lessons at home. He didn't worry about Alicia or any of the drama that always swirled about the school and was surprised when everyone started asking him who he was taking to the upcoming dance. He said that he might not go, or just show up stag. That raised a lot of eyebrows and he was being pushed to find a date. Again consulting his mother, she suggested he ask the girl he liked. "Oh no. I really don't think I can!" Richard said, "She will say no and I don't think I could stand it." Once again his mother wisely asked, "Would it be better to make an impression and be denied, or to do nothing and allow her to think you don't care? What if she really likes you and you don't make the effort?" Augh! Why did his mother always have to be right? The next day, carrying a bouquet of red roses and a box of fine chocolate, Richard arrived at school wearing a suit. He shored up all of his courage and walked directly up to Alicia and her friends. He gently handed her his gifts and bowed a little as he asked, "Alicia, would you do me the great honor of being my date to the dance?" All of her friends fell about with fits of giggling but Alicia stood very still and looked right into his eyes. After a moment she said, "I would be My honor." And then they both smiled and the giggling stopped. She scribbled her address and phone number on a piece of paper and said with another smile, "just let me know what time you'll be around to pick me up." Richard was so elated he could hardly make it through the school day and he burst into the kitchen after school to tell his mother but she wasn't there. He went through the house calling out for his parents but there was no answer. Both cars were in the driveway but the house was very still and the basement door was wide open, its padlock cut. #writingprompt #writingcommunity
39 views · Feb 8th

More from thelunaronin

Part four At the age of 15 Richard was allowed to attend the local high school. He was a very handsome young man, with his mother's beautiful green eyes and his father's heavy dark hair. This could have been a jealousy-causing problem with the other young men except for two things. The first, Richard was very good at sports; his father had taught him well. The second, he was so completely awkward and tongue tied with young women that he opted for feigned indifference toward them. This type if mild chicanery kept him relatively safe from his peers, both male and female. There was one young woman in his class who made Richard's heart pound and his hands tremble a bit. He thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. Her name was Alicia and she wasn't a cheerleader or the most popular girl in school but she was kind and well liked. He watched her as she interacted with her friends and classmates. Her easy smile and tinkling laughter made him smile but she never even gave him a glance. Sitting in the kitchen with his mother after school one day, Richard asked her about love spells. "What is it you want to know?" asked his mother. "Is it wrong to use one," he asked? "Well, do you think it's ok to take away someone's free will for your own benefit? And would you be happy if she loved you but you knew she might not without the spell? Would you then feel obligated to stay with her if you discovered that you were really meant to be with someone else?" Richard sat very still, not looking at anything in particular, just absorbing his mother's words. "No," he said finally, "that would be terrible for both of us. But I just don't know how to get her to see me." "I am absolutely sure she sees you. Just be yourself and amazimg things will happen." Richard nodded his understanding but wasn't too sure his mother was right. As the school year progressed, Richard threw himself into his studies and his lessons at home. He didn't worry about Alicia or any of the drama that always swirled about the school and was surprised when everyone started asking him who he was taking to the upcoming dance. He said that he might not go, or just show up stag. That raised a lot of eyebrows and he was being pushed to find a date. Again consulting his mother, she suggested he ask the girl he liked. "Oh no. I really don't think I can!" Richard said, "She will say no and I don't think I could stand it." Once again his mother wisely asked, "Would it be better to make an impression and be denied, or to do nothing and allow her to think you don't care? What if she really likes you and you don't make the effort?" Augh! Why did his mother always have to be right? The next day, carrying a bouquet of red roses and a box of fine chocolate, Richard arrived at school wearing a suit. He shored up all of his courage and walked directly up to Alicia and her friends. He gently handed her his gifts and bowed a little as he asked, "Alicia, would you do me the great honor of being my date to the dance?" All of her friends fell about with fits of giggling but Alicia stood very still and looked right into his eyes. After a moment she said, "I would be My honor." And then they both smiled and the giggling stopped. She scribbled her address and phone number on a piece of paper and said with another smile, "just let me know what time you'll be around to pick me up." Richard was so elated he could hardly make it through the school day and he burst into the kitchen after school to tell his mother but she wasn't there. He went through the house calling out for his parents but there was no answer. Both cars were in the driveway but the house was very still and the basement door was wide open, its padlock cut. #writingprompt #writingcommunity
39 views · Feb 8th