In for the Rain: Short Stories, To my Dear Love

To my dear Love,
I once saw you in my sleep. A dream unfolded before my eyes. You stood before me with a serene melody. It resonated through my heart. A light shone around me as I finally caught your eyes. A gaze warmer than your melody filled my eyes with tears. A love so sweet bloomed in my heart. I wanted to get closer but as I did the sun broke into view. A light you fell in made my run to you. With all my might I followed your voice. I ran until I was lost. Surrounded by warmth I felt a sense of peace. Yet until I see you my eyes continues to weep. As I stayed engulfed in the light, a sweet voice says “I’m here. Open your eyes and I am in front of you” I close my eyes and see your face. My one true love I see you face.
From the one who loves you,
Me

In for the Rain: Short Stories, A Warm Cup

A cold wind bared on her face. She shivered slightly as she walked amongst the colorful leaves. In her quick pace she huddled her arms. The wind was so strong it made it hard to breath as it hit her face. She let out a sigh as she had always hated this time of year. She thought she bundled up enough.

“How terrible.” She muttered. “I hate the cold.”

She stopped when the wind blew a great gust. Shivering she ran into a nearby coffee shop.

“You look cold.” A woman said from behind the counter. “Would you like to order now?”

“Yes please.” She said. “I didn’t think it would be so cold.”

It was almost vacant inside which made it easy to find a spot after her coffee was made.

She took long sips to let herself warm up. It looked like the wind wasn’t going to settle anytime soon. She let out another sigh.

“Would you like a refill?”

“Huh?” She a bit startled of the sudden company.

“It’s on the house.”

“Thank you.” She said as she looked at her name tag. “That would be awesome. Lola.”

Lola filled up another cup and brought it to her.

She sat a bit more relaxed with her second cup. The breeze looked like it was slowing up. She eventually heard Lola humming a tone in the back. It was very interesting.

As she listened, she looked around to see she was the only person left.

“It’s never this vacant.” Lola said a bit aloof.

“Yes, it is.” She said as she watched Lola approach. “My name is Jane by the way. Just so we won’t be so awkward.”

Lola laughed. “Sure! It’s nice to meet you.”

Lola walked past her to the other table.

“You can sit here if you want?” Jane said.

“Oh really? Then I will.” Lola said as she moved to her table.

“So what brings out in such weather anyway.” Lola asked curiously. “You seemed to cold to be out for a coffee.”

“Did look that cold?” Jane asked.

“You did.”

“Ah, well I was actually going home from work. I stayed in a bit late.”

“Hmm, I see.” Lola said watching her closely. “You must want to get home.”

Jane laughed. “Of course!”

A silence passed as she sipped her coffee. She looked at Lola who seemed to get startled a bit.

“Sorry I’m staring.”

“You weren’t.” Jane said a bit taken aback.

Lola laughed a bit relieved.

Jane watched the wind as it seemed to be carrying a few more people into the shop. This caught Lola’s eye too.

“Well I better get back to work. Try to get home soon as the cold might have picked up again.”

Jane watched her leave a bit disappointed.

“Hmm…”

Customers lined in with various words and murmurs. People patted themselves in an attempt to warm up. Lola seemed to kick up to a high gear as she took the orders and made them fast. Jane watched her tentatively as she seemed to catch her eye a lot.

She eventually settled in and began to people watch in between watching Lola. It was interesting. She never seen a more outgoing person. She made each customer comfortable with each conversation no matter how small they were.

Jane eventually looked at the clock ahead.

“Hmm… I better go soon.” She muttered to herself.

She got up and headed for the door.

“Thank you! Come again!” Lola said with a wink.

“Perhaps I will.” Jane said. “In fact; maybe I’ll be back really soon.”

In for the Rain: Short Stories, Wind

He laid nestled against a tree. It was such a warm day. The soft gentle wind kept a coolness about. He looked at the clouds as they floated by with a song coming from his lips. He swayed as he sung in a cheery nature. The rhythm played in his head as he tapped his feet.

“I love this tune!” He said with a smile.

He hopped up to stretch his legs. As he did so the sun peaked around.

“Beautiful!”

He strolled with the welcomed warmth. The wind caressed him as he walked.

Just as he came to a stop a bird flew by with a flower in its mouth.

“Oh?” He looked up at it. “That very interesting. I’ll follow it!”

He ran gleefully after it; jumping over rocks from time to time. The bird flew so low. He could see that it was holding a sunflower. He beamed as he followed with a laugh. The bird didn’t seem to be bothered. It made no effort to speed up or fly any higher.

“It’s such a lovely bird. It looks like a blue jay.”

He ran such a long way his legs pumping the ground.

“Such a long run won’t stop me now!” He yelled. “Hah!”

The bird started to lower to a near by stump. To where it would eventually stop.

“So, it lands here?” He said as he stopped nearby.

He carefully walked up to see the bird.

“How curious…” He said as he watched the bird. “I though he wanted to eat it.”

The bird sat on the stomp looking the flower. It cooed at it in a beautiful way. He watched the bird look with such an innocent expression.

“You really love flowers. Don’t you little guy?”

The bird snapped up with caution.”

“Wait!”

It flew off as he yelled leaving the flower behind.

“I scared it!” A look of disappointment washed over him as he said this.

He reached to pick up the flower. Looking it over himself. He careful turned it in his hands. It looked like it had just bloomed.

“It is a lovely flower. Too bad he didn’t get to keep it.”

He strolled holding the flower. Thinking to himself again. As he did so a tune entered his head. All at once he began to sing. He blared his song loudly. His voice ringing across the field. He stepped with in a peppy manor until it became a march. His song brought power to his step. He held the flower high as he did so.

He covered a distance before he saw it. A beautiful sunflower field.

“Ohh!” He said.

It stretched for miles

He went into the field. Looking about in awe. He strolled with a merry expression. Before long he stopped.

“Ahh! he’s here!”

The bird sat in the field. Look at flower after flower. It was nestled on a branch of a tall tree.

“Hey!” He said as he waved the flower. “Come down, you forgot this!”

The bird looked at him curiously was he waved the sunflower high above his head. He watched as it looked at him before getting closer.

“You really won’t come down.” He said disappointed. “At least let me return this.”

He laid the sunflower against the tree and began to walk off. Just as he did so the bird chirped loudly. He turned to see it had flown down to pick it up.

“Ah hah! So you did come down.”

The bird flew to him and perched on hid outstretched arm. “Now then” He laughed. “Let’s look at this field together.”

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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