Picture it & write – Her red locks

Ermilia’s Picture it & write  (Sunday 25 November 2012)

Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Eliabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.


Curly Hair by ranae
Reproduced from
Ermilia’s Blog

Her hair streamed across the floor.

Our love oozed into the weathered boards.

Never had we felt such tenderness.

It had begun a month ago.I saw her and my heart leapt out of my chest.

I could barely believe my eyes.

She was gorgeous.

Her body not only excited me, it enraptured me.

The curves of her voluptuous form enticed me to continue; they seemed to go on forever.

Her name was Paula.

Paula, I had thought.

Oh, Paula, if only I could be with you.

Huh, me with you; I had thought.

What chance did I have with a girl like you?

None; yeah, absolutely none.

And yet, here I am on the floor with you with every nerve in my body aching for you.

Oh, please do not disturb me.

Oh, please allow me this time with you.

Let me drink your spirit; let me sip your wine; allow me to show you heaven’s door.

Oh, but I ache.

Oh, but I swoon.

Oh, but I cannot believe I am lying here with you in my arms.

And yet, your flowing red locks adorn my weathered boards, and my heartiest longings.

Carolyn Page


      1. Had to say it, as you really did – usually just doesn’t work – when a male writer tries to female voice or the other way round, but you caught it just right, catching the romantic male soul and desire. You really did. If you hadn’t got that voice right it just…well…would have been ok, but he really spoke in ways I recognise.

        1. Thank You for that…!
          I’m always a little afraid that my male interpretation may sound a little girly, so I’m really pleased when a male makes such a comment as yours… Truly…! 😉
          My little heart is singing….! (See what I mean – !?!) 🙂

          1. Well..a male might not say ‘little heart, true – but you really put your finger on it there – you didn’t go too far in the opposite direction and make him sound ridiculously ‘butch’ and tough. To be really honest it was so authentic I rechecked twice you had really written it!

            1. Now, that’s a compliment, Thank You again…!
              I write (as a male) the way I’d like to be treated (and indeed I am treated in this way today… thank goodness).
              I don’t want too butch, and I don’t want too soft and mushy.. A male who can own his emotional body whilst trusting in his masculinity is a real turn on for most girls, me thinks…! 😉

        1. That sounds about as good as any, Anne…
          Being a bit of a rebel I enjoying ‘breaking rules’… I’d hate to think I wasn’t… 😉
          Oh no, I don’t want to be considered a ‘conformist’…. hahah….!

  1. Carolyn,good morning ,l would like to tell you that l have nominated you for the Blog of the year 2012 award.Please read my new post.Jalal

    1. You are wonderful, Cristi…
      I loved reading your replies… though I am so sorry about your brother..!
      Congratulations to you for all the wonderful awards your friends give to you, and Thank You for nominating me once again… I really treasure them… 🙂

  2. I am really enjoying your pieces. I am the opposite of a romantic but even I couldn’t help but feel gooey inside hehe. Nicely done! Again.

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