Christmas card

12 Dec


Type = ArtScans RGB : Gamma = 2.000

Type = ArtScans RGB : Gamma = 2.000


Sitting at his desk of solid, marked and scarred, reclaimed oak, he writes Christmas cards.

He inks in the names of family, friends and dim distant relatives with his fat Mont Blanc fountain pen, sending midnight blue best wishes in his distinctive hand.

Dark calligraphy on pure white.

He tries her name in one. The nib smoothly traces her curves and lines, flowing over her adored letters.

For a moment he imagines her reading it. The thought is bitter-sweet with possibility and impossibility.

He sighs.

It can never be sent.

He tears the card into small pieces.

They flutter down like snow into his waste paper basket.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez




Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Still Life


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14 responses to “Christmas card

  1. HisAlone

    December 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    So sad

    Liked by 1 person

  2. missameliaandsir

    December 12, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Heartbreaking and Beautiful Sir. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gracefulphrase

    December 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I’m sorry to be soppy but I couldn’t help but Awwwww after reading that.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. terry1420

    December 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I imagine, many miles and time zones away, a woman doing practically the same things, wishing she at least had a name to share her thoughts with. But she knows this game that is not a game, and tries to understand, it is never to be.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Heartafire

    December 13, 2016 at 3:10 am

    a catch in the throat Mr D.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ...

    December 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    So sad… I cannot stop to read you, the related post, others too. Impossibility, resignation, memories… Specially memories, this blog is plenty of them… Beautiful, breathtaking, nostalgic


    Liked by 1 person

  7. catlady66

    December 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Reblogged this on The Cat Lady .

    Liked by 1 person


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