Cutting room floor

10 Oct

An Imperfect Past II

If only life were a movie.

For their final scene I would choose a soft, balmy night at the very end of that summer with the stars bright and new against an inky black sky.

I would track them as they walked, hand in hand, to a favourite restaurant, bubbling with conversation, hungry for each other, and for food.

I would illustrate them through a dozen loving sequences, oblivious to all around them, cuddled up close, lost in each others eyes, sipping wine.

I would capture a kiss, an impulsive hug on the pavement, illuminated by a fat, silver moon.

I would fade into the credits as they dissolved into each other, heading for home, and the glory of each other’s bodies.

I would call it ‘Endless’ and put their photograph on the front – one they took together in the mirror when their lives were full of laughter.

I would give it to them as a gift to cherish forever. .

Before doing so I would quietly take the last sad, bitter, lonely, tearful, heartbreaking six months of their affair and leave them forever forgotten on the cutting room floor.

If only life were a movie



@ the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Jack Vettriano

This was originally an idea in my Shadows & Dancers (now private) blog.  I stumbled across it the other day while looking for something else and reworked it.



Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Lovers Past


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13 responses to “Cutting room floor

  1. ladyxstcher

    October 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Oh yes, if only. How wonderful it would be to leave all the sadness, horribleness that ever happened on the floor, to be swept up and chucked away.


  2. dievca

    October 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    You cannot have joy without sadness to compare it against. Rain to make the Sun shine brighter. XO


  3. lesliemeeks

    October 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    And the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of The Year goes to “Endless”

    Bravo RD!!!!! 👏👏👏


  4. jolies76

    October 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    If only 😔… As always beautiful written


  5. thruthemist

    October 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    If only we could cut the bad bits out of life. Beautiful as usual Sir.


  6. emmylgant

    October 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Yes, if only…
    Good thing you are not a man given to regrets.
    Good thing you can and do write sentences like the last one with its repeating sounds half way between curses and wails.
    Your muse is standing by you with a rueful smile because she knows she is meager consolation. And yet, for now, it has to help a little.
    Smile (a little one).


  7. georgeforfun

    October 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.



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