Drabble #103 The one that is You

Greed is the only thing alive here. It consumes my soul and takes me down below. I cry to the heavens please understand. I reach to the sky but no one answers but man. I try to be patient, then I look to you. The one who saves is the one who is you.

A Book for Me and A Ring for You: Chapter Five

Chapter Five: A Book for Me, A Ring For You

Finishing breakfast while dreaming was something I missed. It felt like a new life has come over me. I want to see Evie and tell her how I feel.

I hummed to myself as I walked a different route. The crowd seems lively but I felt I beat them all. I strolled along the sidewalk. Before heading to the park. Evie dashed behind a tree and peaked out playfully.

What are you up to?

She blushed before coming around with a bouquet of beautiful roses.

I couldn’t believe it. The colors were gorgeous. However what caught my eyes was the colors she picked. I knew them too well. White rose for “I’m worthy”, Pink Roses for “Happiness”, and the most beautiful red ones for… “I love you.”

“Please accept this from my to you. However based on you expression you know they say, I love you.”

I love you too came out as fast a she said finished. I went around the rose and embraced her as hard as I could. We held them together and she cried as I took them. We sat on a bench and just enjoyed each other’s company. I held the to my nose and sniffed them fondly. It was nice to be this open with her. As we part we shared a small kiss. I floated all the way home.

I sat in my living room in a daze. My flower were put in a vase I bought on the way home. I wanted them to last as long as forever.

My phone rang. Kevin’s name came up.

“Dawn, Congratulations! You have a book.”

My eyes welled. I didn’t imagine what those word did for me. It felt higher than I thought it would.

“We will a it released in a month. But congratulations, Dawn! You did it!”

I hang up the phone having spoke a bit more. I couldn’t wait to tell Evie the news.

My eyes filled with tears she burst into tears of her own. We cried together over the phone. Afterwards we said goodbye much sooner than I’d like. She said she would greet meet tomorrow after she does something she called important.

I looked into the ceiling as a lay on my back. My emotions swam ahead of me. I felt entirely on bliss. I though of what she might be up too. It sounded very important.

As a stayed in my room I though of what I would do as I am now a published author. Those thoughts didn’t last long as my phone began to ring.

“Hey, Dawn… Let’s meet for dinner tonight.”

I immediately agreed and a sprang out my bed. This was the best day and Evie just made it better.

I arrived at the restaurant and so her standing in front. She was shifting nervously before she saw me. She walked up to me before stopping within arms length.

“You know Dawn, I’ve enjoyed being with you as you’ve told me story. You light my heart and I Love. You have a book for me and know I have a ring for you. Will you marry me.”

I will. I always will. The answer is yes.

Evie placed the ring on her finger as a few people cheered. It felt like a story book ending. The ones that’s open end. I couldn’t believe it and yet it was so perfect. Evie and I together was something even I couldn’t write up.

Life with Evie was always my true book. I wrote a story at a time and now we sit together with a copy of my work. We admired the cover. We looked through the pages. I couldn’t have done it without her. The love I have for her inspired my best. I found my next beginning and with Evie it will be my best.

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A Book for Me and A Ring for You: Chapter Four

Chapter Four: Following my Heart

It was too long since I stopped going out. Evie started texting me a warm message a day. I read them out loud but my heart stayed low. I got ahead of myself but what’s worse is I made her as me. Evie shouldn’t have to worry about me. She has been so kind. Even so I can’t face her. I messed up big time.

My phone went off it’s usual time. The message seemed longer.

Dawn, I know you are in pain. But it doesn’t have to be over. If anything can soothe you than please be okay. I want you to be happy but I am very selfish. I want to read your stories. I want to see you around. I’ve sent you many messages. I’m working on your smile. So please show it to me again. I’ll read your stories a thousand times. Just let me hear your voice as I hurt for you now.

I don’t know when they started to flow. My tears streamed down my face. She really did miss me. I never thought more then myself. It meant so much for me to have this book. Yet as a read this message again my fingers moved on their own. I touched her name on my phone. It rang for seconds before she picked up.

“Dawn, it’s you.” She squeaked.

It is. Evie I know we were both disappointed. Even so I should have healed with you. I should have continued to stay around. But please don’t sound like that. You mean to much to me. I hurt you but I won’t apologize. I will simply say I’m fine.

“That’s good.” Evie said between her tears, “Take your time to come back out. Right now your voice is all I need.”

A smile formed for the first time in a while. I loved so much to hear her again. It wasn’t long before conversation itched. I told her to stop and chat awhile. We stayed on the phone for hours. We promised to call as we pick ourselves up.

As I hang up the phone, I looked around. I told her so many stories. My notebook knows it all. My writing bug itched as I picked it up. I stopped at the front and read a few lines. A few lines in, I read a few more. Before I knew I was four stories in. I went for a ride and my smile match my memories of hers. I left my pages early into the afternoon. I want to try again.

I felt tears fall but this time my hands moved for one more story. I wrote about dreams. I wrote the flutter of love. I wrote all my heart in one story and picked my phone up.

Kevin I have a new pitch. A collection of stories.

“Dawn? So soon?” Kevin sounded surprised.

Yes. I have will send the detail over email. Please take a look when you have a chance.

“I will look into it and call you I after review.”

I sang to myself after I told Evie the news. I told her I want her to read again but this time as a book. We shared our excitement but tempered it too. Goodnight was the sweetest the she said. I want to say more but goodnight was all I said. Before long I drifted off to sleep.

As the morning sun crept into my room. My eye flickered awake. It was later in the morning then the time I usually awake. My first thought was to call Evie for breakfast. She was elated. The way she sounded lifted me high. I loved her so much.

We hugged upon our meeting. Her embrace was strong and warm. We took our time eating. I let her have a snippet of my plans. She clapped for joy and I laughed. It was a simple morning one that told me I’m in love. I wanted to say out loud however my phone rang and it was Kevin.

“Ooh, Pick it up.” Evie said enthusiastically.

I listened to Kevin who talked excitedly. He told me to bring the manuscripts for review.

As I hung up, I told her I was heading home to get ready.

Right before I left she placed her lips against mine and told me “Good Luck.”

Kevin glanced over the manuscript.

“This looks really good. The wording and imagery plays well. I move this a fast a possible.”

I shook hand as I knew he loved it.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for this one.

“Most definitely. Take care, Dawn.”

I wished him well as I left. I felt good about the meeting.

As I made it home the event of the day set in. I love Evie is all I could think. Her lips on mine kept setting in. I floated to my room and lay in my bed. I hoped it goes through and my book is in her hands.

I think about her more before sleep takes. For better or worst I love to tell story. My eyes shut as a smile but before sleep sets my phone went off again. A message of sweet dreams sent me to bliss.

In for the Rain: Short Stories, A Warmth of Music

The music started as she shuttered herself in her room. Tears flowed down her eyes endlessly.

“What am I going to do…” She whispered to herself. “My job meant everything to me.”

She had just received a call from her boss that she was laid off. The company she worked on scaled back and eliminated the department she worked in.

Her breath stifled as she listened to the music. She was playing a soft rock. Every now and then she tried to bob to the music. It wouldn’t hold her long as sadness overwhelmed her. Even so this was her favorite playlist. She listened and tried to sing along. It took her mind off of things.

“Maybe I’ll search for something new.”

She searched through many songs, playing them and stopping as she found ones she liked. She forgot how much she loved this. Some songs she listened to made her forget she was upset. She felt like a D.J. finding a good mix. Whenever she imagined she was one she felt alive.

Before long she had gathered another playlist. It was a bit more of a variety. She sat there playing the songs in order found. She eventually looped songs. It made her feel happy.

“I might as well try to mix this.”

She played for hours on a software she bought on a whim. It was tricky figuring it out, but she felt more relaxed as time went on.

“Maybe I should try a job more me.” She thought hard after listening to her mix. “It’s not bad…”

Before long she had searched on her laptop terms for becoming a music manager.

“I’ll start here then.” She smiled to herself. “Afterall what have I got to lose?”

She leaned back to the sound of music. It played softly over her silence. Just as she leaned her head back her phone began to ring.

She answered when she saw her friend’s name.

“Jennifer? I got your text earlier. You lost your job!?”

“Yes, I did.”

“Well what are you going to do? I’m sure you are worried sick.”

“Truth is I am. But I’ve decided to pursue a career in music.”

“Really!? What about money?”

“I have enough to sit for a bit after cash in retirement. I’ll think more then.”

“Alright.  If that is the case then, I’ll support you. Afterall, you’ve always loved music.”

“Thanks, Kathy. By the way do you want to hear what I’ve been up?”

“Sure, but only after we’ve had lunch.”

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