All I want is a hug.
I confront them with a smiling face and thumping heart wanting their warmth spread over me like rain.
There’s three of them. That strength in numbers is evident as they address me with uneasy body language.
One has hair like a vanilla candle.
Another has messy, long, fierce curls that fall like autumn leaves.
The oldest one has tresses that recall a sunflowered meadow.
Eyes roll, sighs echo, and heads shake. I never stop trying.
Our moments are sudden, like a thunderclap or hammerflash.
All I want is a hug and maybe a kiss.
This is my personal response to two prompts – Trifecta’s “UNEASY” http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ and Velvet Verbosity “every character must want something” http://www.velvetverbosity.com/2012/10/02/finding-writing-voice/#comment-3521 I have three daughters – aged 16, 9, and 8.
Today’s song is a great one from The Stone Roses. The line “hammerflash in the lightning” inspired this piece. Here’s Love Spreads. Enjoy the riff,