You Ain’t No Daydream

John is anxious to reach the banquet room. It’s the night of the company dance and Maria awaits. He has dreamed of this moment for months.

It takes his breath away when he sees her. Maria stands apart from every woman in the room. John starts in her direction.

The closer he gets, the harder it is to find his voice. Maria is a princess in her blue sequenced gown and long, flowing locks. After a few moments of small talk the music begins.

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The spectacular couple glides across the floor to the Tango, his favorite. Everyone stops to watch. The room is on fire and…

The bang of the screen door snap his eyes open. John’s shoulders slump as reality sets in—he is on his best friend’s front porch.

“Your favorite,” Callie grins.

John reaches for the glass of sweet tea, “Thanks.”

“Well, are ready to get started?” she nudges.

John’s eyes cloud over, “Not really.”

Callie props the screen door open and practice begins.

“You did it again,” Callie complains.

“I’m trying,” John frowns.

Callie heads for the door, “Here, let me show you.”

She goes inside and waits a moment. A knock on the wall tells John she is ready. Callie enters the porch as John studies her every move.

His brunette friend has it all. Those bright, brown eyes that never miss a thing. She captures your attention from the first word; looks you in the eye as if no one else is around. And that walk—like she owns the world. Most of all, Callie is real.  

“Okay, let’s trade places,” she smiles.

John looks away, “Yeah, right.”

Callie touches his shoulder, “You can do this John, believe in yourself.”

John leaves the porch and quickly knocks on the wall. He returns and moves slowly through the doorway. His hazel eyes dart from place to place. The slender man’s shoulders stoop and his movements are uncertain.

The look on Callie’s face says it all.

A sigh escapes John’s lips, “I may as well not ask Maria to the company dance.”

In this imaginary scene…

Who are you?

                  May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies at the LBC have their own stories at:
Blackwatertown, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa,
Padmum, Ramana, Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil

News from Home: Forgive me for not showing up at your blogs as much as usual. Heavy load at home right now—two car garage is my latest project: 2 of the walls need complete repair, all need painted, floor resurfaced—I’m on it.

  o1E0                   o2D0

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About Maxi Malone

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath.
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