Summer boy’s confession

“He gave me that longing… and then made me mute. Why? Tell me that… why implant the desire? Like a lust in my body! And then deny me …?”

~fragment of Salieri’s saying in the movie “Amadeus”


He was standing by the window, counting the drops of rain falling down. The reflection of the moonlight on his naked skin sent midnight sparkles and a blush on my cheeks. From the bed with sheets soaked in his presence I could hear the beating of his vulnerable heart rimmed in arrogance, arrogance that he used as a shield, but not here, not with me.

It hurt to have him so close in the same room, yet imaginary miles away. I could almost touch the sound of his voice, but I didn’t. I was afraid if I do it he will disappear like a candle light on the end of a long night. I just listened to him telling me about Melita who had hazelnut eyes like mine and Kalliopi who possessed him with black, curly hair like mine.

About Dafni’s lips that he kissed thinking of me and Antigoni’s curves that he embraced only because they were perfect match with mine. And then there was a thunder that made me want to go near him, but the cigarette he lit stopped me five steps away and I heard about Eirini who couldn’t forgive him about my name spelled after the “I love you” never meant for her …

He left the cigarette in the ash-tray and turned around to look for a reaction on my face. I could’ve told him about Ben and Alexis, about Todoris and Charlie, I could’ve verified his theory that we both have been looking for love elsewhere when love was right here. Instead, I thought about the few hours left with him, I walked those five steps and went to the best place on Earth, in his arms.


To summer boy …

Gale Harold - courtesy Google image search

© 2011  Broken Sparkles

23 Responses to “Summer boy’s confession”

  1. Eric Alder Says:

    That last line is a story in itself. Nicely done!

  2. deadpoet88 Says:

    Great post Bee! I love how the last paragraph leaves you thinking, kind of like the thought just lingers on in your mind. Very well written, love it!

  3. booguloo Says:

    Nice story but he needs to stop smoking.

  4. dragonkatet Says:

    Wow, Blaga! There are so many beautiful phrases in this that it’s hard to pick just one. I can feel the angst and bittersweet-ness of what the love between them means. The image is delish, too! YUM. ;)


    Wonderful writing–where even a sigh expresses so much and I liked the ending so much.

  6. Jamie Dedes Says:

    A fine flash-fiction piece. Rather an unRomance in a way. Nice work, Blaga.

    I like the new photo of you. Lovely! :-) …as always …

    I’m guessing you are still waiting on your computer and just used one at someone else’s place. Hope issues are resloved for you soon.


  7. Paula Tohline Calhoun Says:

    Love this, Blaga! Well done. Reminds me that I still owe you a crituque on your other story. I promise I will get to it after I finish up fulfilling some promises that are even older than yours!

  8. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Welcome back, Brian!

    Am online for a sec and then I’ll be back latter for visits and posts. So good to see your smiling face in comments – and I know you are smiling for real to have Mr. Computer Guy back. Wonderful! So pleased and relieved for you, Blaga! Hooray!

    Later …

  9. liv2write2day Says:

    You are hereby appointed spokesperson for women looking for love but maybe feeling used.

  10. ladynimue Says:

    Am totally in love with your words Blaga … And so much wish to share these words with some one .. alas ! i have to wait … ;)

  11. Cherlyn Says:

    This is amazing! I’ve been keeping up with your poetry and short stories, and I’m seriously more and more impressed each time I read one of them. You keep growing as a writer, and it’s just amazing – amazing work!

    By the way, love how you quoted Amadeus, I love that movie!

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      I love Amadeus too, I’ve seen it couple of times and it’s still the same brilliant movie!

      Thanks for the compliment about my writing, I hope I can keep it that way!

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