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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Black Leather Gloves


photo prompt for Magpie #46
 As she came down the stairs, her hand gliding across the smoothness of the banister, the gloves there on the wooden phone table, she let her thoughts flow freely recalling the midnight sky of last night.  Standing on the pier, waiting for him, the night air was brisk and as she slipped the leather gloves over the long slender fingers, snowflakes dancing in the night, one landing on the back of her hand, twinkling against the black leather like the stars in the darkness of the midnight sky.  Then she felt his hand as he tenderly touched her neck, brushing the hair aside, then kissing her neck as he engulfed her in his strong arms.  They stood there together, watching the snowflakes dance down to the water, as if landing in the spotlight of the stage.  She could feel the warmth of his embrace in the night air, the scent of him filled her mind with thoughts of the lingering night.  The walk along the pier, him on bended knee, asking..... 

She couldn't wait for this day to end, to see him, be in his arms again, even though she was only on her way down the stairs for her morning cup of tea.

Petrina Lesko
December 2010

I am linking this post to Magpie Tales as it was inspired by this weeks photo prompt, #46.  Hope you enjoyed this short tale.  To read others inspired by this prompt, stop by Magpie Tales to share those written by others.

18 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

A very sweet, romantic story!

kaykuala said...

Petrina,
It is just adorable to reflect in your reflections a day after - it's walking on air. Great!

Sioux Roslawski said...

I really like how you summed up the time in just a few well-chosen phrases.

Have you ever seen the movie "The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge," an old black and white movie? I think it's a short one (30 minutes or less, I believe) and you can watch it on justliketelevision.com, I think. It might even be a short story. A single moment is frozen and expanded up so perfectly in that movie.

Brigid said...

Lovely romantic tale, nice take on the Magpie this week.

Berowne said...

Creative use of the prompt.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice and romantic!

Helen said...

Oh yes! Quite the romantic Magpie!!!!

Rajlakshmi said...

awww thats so romantic :D beautiful post for magpie :D

Lyn said...

There's nothing like anticipation..you did this so well!

Marilyn said...

Oh a wonderfully romantic tale!

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful.

Margaret Bednar said...

What a lovely flashback - and her anticipation of the evening ahead. Quite romantic and sweet!

Doctor FTSE said...

Love is indeed a many-splendoured thing, caught here in a small, mundane, domestic incident.

signed...bkm said...

Very nice memory melded into the heart....I hope he is as happy to see her....Happy New Year....and thank you for a great 2010...bkm

JeffScape said...

Heh... romantic dreams. Picturesque.

I LOVE the use of present tense. So many fear it.

chrisd said...

Well! Awww! Isn't that what everyone wants? True, lasting, every day love with romance. This was adorable!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful New Year!

moondustwriter said...

Dreamy (sorry I was waiting for him to push her off the pier) like your ending better.

Great Magpie Tale

Happy new year

Jingle said...

well put,
hope you well.