To Envy | A Double-Drabble

{ 200 words }

You can tell things about people, if you watch them closely. The body speaks in its quiet, physical language.

Like the couple at the diner. They come every week on Thursdays. The man is tall and handsome, so confident in himself. And the dark haired woman next to him, on his arm, the center of his attention.  They have a special bond, a chemistry all their own.

You can see it if you watch intently.

Be very discrete about it.

Don’t gawk.

Watch them secretly. You would see how comfortable they are in their skin. You would see how they are secure in themselves and the security they share with each other. You would see that together they have something special, a treasure.

Now, if you were to look closely at me you would see something altogether different.

If you look really hard, read me like the open book that I am, you would see it: the envy.

You see, I too want a loyal person at my side, a warm, fulfilling relationship to define me.  I want their special something, their treasure.

And I’ll take it.

I’ll have it.

Make it mine. All mine.

Then I’ll be their envy.


Written: March 13, 2000.

© 2000 by Brandon L. Rucker. All Rights Reserved.

Envy image by Sometimes Alice FX and is Copyright © 2015.

 Ruckerpedia | RuckerWrites | @RuckerWrites

brandonrucker.com

Advertisement

Gluttony Loves the Lonesome Ones | A Drabble

{ 100 words }

She’s gone now, not much I can do about it except sulk.  And eat. Not like I’ve anyone to look handsome for, the only woman who ever truly mattered left me. Now I’ll eat to my heart’s content, get me through the nights.

No, she wouldn’t approve if she saw me.

“You’ll make yourself sick!”

“Keep that up, you won’t fit into your favorite jeans anymore!”

“No sane person eats that much ice cream in one night!”

Ice cream isn’t only for depressed teenage girls dumped by their transient boyfriends, or neglected wives whose marriages are headed for irreconcilable differences.


Written: December 13, 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Brandon L. Rucker. All Rights Reserved.

brandonrucker.com | RuckerWrites | @RuckerWrites

Amazon | Smashwords