“All I Have” – Original Story

The water drops on the rooftops with a constant, light beating. Yet, the setting sun manages to break through the gray blanket of clouds given everything an amber glow.
But the rain still persists, drowning and breaking off the delicate blossoms below my window. My gardenias remain untouched under the awning. Smiling to myself, From just inside my apartment, I admire their demure beauty. Perfect.
A whiff of smoke catches my attention. I turn away from the balcony and in the darkness, I see the small orange glow of the cigarette hanging out of an invisible mouth. As my eyes adjust, I make out his tall figure, standing in the door way. Soft, but piercing eyes materialize out of the black and turn me to stone. Our gaze remains locked as he flicks the cigarette and brushes my hair back, my behind my ear. His hand, now behind my (at this point I feel that I should soften my narration voice a little, not sure how though) head, gently guides my lips to his. His kiss, ooh his sweet, long kiss. It is all so intoxicating: the smell of his skin, the smoke, the rain and flowers, combined with his sweet lips. He pulls our bodies closer as the rain falls outside. The orange sun sets long before our embrace ends. Perfect.
I wake up, alone.
A cold, steely darkness surrounds me. I see the moon outside, peeking through clouds. She is alone too, ashamed to show her beautiful face. Her blue light illuminates nothing. I walk to the balcony where empty pots lay, broken.
“Why are you so lonely, so sad?”
No answer, but I know. I know. Her partner is gone. It has been cloudy and dreary for over a year. A year since the war started. A year without happiness, joy, dancing. A year without gardenias. A year without love.
A tear lands on shards of clay.

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All I Have by Ravel Lopez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

The story above was inspired by one of my favorite songs called “Gardenias and Cigarettes” by Ana Silvera.
If you don’t know about Creative Common licensing, click the button, or visit the FAQ, but summed up, it means that you can copy the work if you give my name (BY), not change a thing (ND), and do it for free (NC). Also put the my blog’s website on it, too.

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One thought on ““All I Have” – Original Story

  1. amanda says:

    wonderful…just wonderful

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