22 Oct


She wonders about him….

Outside, the night is pressing inky black against the leaded window of his study. The dark has cloaked the gardens, the trees, the fields, the river, and the church with its sleeping dead. There are no lights twinkling in this secluded place. There is the bark of a fox, the noisy movements of small deer, the wild call of a hunting owl. Migrating geese, preparing. From somewhere distant a dog howls once. Further still a train makes a mournful sound.

His study is predominantly blue. A dusky, muted blue.

A high ceiling. Bare stained oak floorboards. Ultra modern technology. Two acoustic guitars wait patiently on stands. Walls rich with pictures – photographs, originals, limited editions and inexpensive prints – black and white seascapes and forests, Venice, dancers, a jazz club, a cafe, women.

He taps on a keyboard with long fingers, glancing up at the emerging sentences on a large screen. He is a faded, lean man in a loose, surfer sweat top, battered denim jeans. He is still wearing his formal cotton shirt and cufflinks from the business day. His feet are bare on wood.

He types and the edges of his mouth curve upwards as he fashions the words.

His smile becomes broader as he imagines her reading them.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photograph stolen from Deborah Champion


Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Still Life


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27 responses to “Thumbnail

  1. Desiree G

    October 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    And what of her sweet smile as she reads his prose?


  2. JoanneBest

    October 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    if i may be so bold, i would venture to say that there are many many ‘she’s’ out there right now smiling just as hard as He is, as every word soaks in deep enough to induce an uncontrollable smile upon remembrance… or to put it simply, beautifully written… the kind of writing that makes every woman want to be her and every man want to be Him… so lovely…


  3. Lady ♥ (@Gentle_Lady_B)

    October 23, 2013 at 6:51 am

    It doesn’t really matter who she is…she is in here, she is in every woman that wants to be her

    She loves your study, your faded sweatshirt, your bare feet on bare boards…beautiful!


  4. b.l. ronan

    October 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I think this might be my most favorite of your pieces. I feel the cool wood, the smooth keys, and the glorious anticipation of knowing your words are written for another. Stunning. X


  5. Desires in the Dark

    October 24, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I love how your words can be for one or all.
    It is a teasing scent in the air, one that we long to find the source of.

    Eloquent, as always.


  6. Maggie Carpenter

    October 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    and I sit, in my bed, on this cool fall morning, and see him so clearly…


  7. Romantic Dominant

    October 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Reblogged this on A Faded Romantic's Notebook.


  8. georgeforfun

    October 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.


  9. Dana Renee

    October 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Even a year later, reading this still brings a smile to my lips.


  10. shakespearinlove

    October 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    the way every word dances at your command to paint these very real pictures is near exquisite and surreal……. an amazing piece of writing yet again


  11. ladyxstcher

    October 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Oohhh….and he has guitars too! Two of them 🙂 Perfect for playing a stringed duet! 🙂


  12. Christy ~ cc69_USA

    October 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

    A wordsmith in his element, creating such beautiful work for that special someone…knowing how she will respond. xxx


  13. newsubmissivestranger

    October 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Lovely and so easy to visualize….and does he play those guitars?



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