Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Short Story---Normal---3WW


"Shit!" He thought. Jason was ever so bored with such crowds. He seldom attended parties. Paul, his business partner had insisted and he could not refuse. Now, Jason stood there holding a drink. He looked around and stopped short. She was so breathtakingly beautiful with long silky black hair, dark eyes, and full kissable lips. He felt something stirring inside him. It astonished him.

She was laughing at something Paul was saying. Jason walked towards he, looking deep into her mysterious eyes, said, "I am Jason. And you?" "Olivia," she answered. Though her expression had revealed nothing of the strong attraction, she had felt for him, she too had been watching him all along and was very pleased when he reached her.

"Dance?" He asked.
"Yes. Paul, will you excuse us, please?" She asked turning back towards Paul. He gave a strange look towards Jason and said, "Be my guest."

After that, there was no looking back. Jason forgot his boredom. They were inseparable dancing into the wee hours. He had a gut feeling it was a start of something new in his life. He was confused by his own reactions. However, he wanted to savour the moment. He knew people were talking about him and Olivia. His lifestyle was not exactly a closed book. He had not really cared much before. Now he thought, with her on his side, he could cope with anything.

When the party ended, Jason was reluctant to let her go. He wanted both of them to stick to each other forever. He felt he had found his soul mate. Finally asked, "Would you like to come with me tonight?" Olivia was silent for a moment. Her thoughts somehow echoed his. In the washroom, she had heard enough gossip. That did not bother her at all. "Yes," she answered finally.

In the lift up to his apartment, they could not keep their hands off each other. He was pleasantly surprised. In addition, very pleased with her body's responses to his. Next morning, Jason woke up and stretched, smiling to himself. It had never been so good before this. Most important, he was normal. He could not have asked for more. Olivia was after all, Oliver.


Please don't forget to read my review of John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down. You won't be disappointed. Another must read book. I recommend it strongly.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I like this! I love the tension and the pace and the twist on the end is wonderful. You write good stories too. :)



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Lightheaded said...

This made me smile. All the backstory of Jason's life started with the fourth paragraph and sealed with the last line. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

You really caught me out, I didn't see the twist coming at all. I really enjoyed it.


polona said...

oh... didn't see that coming :)
excellent write!

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Didn't see it coming, had to go back and reread. The signs were there, I just missed one of them! I hope you write more stories along with your poetry.

Gay said...

Didn't see it coming.

Steve said...

"Don't be afraid of your sexuality!"

A twist in the tale, well done but for me the start gave the end away.

Annie said...

Oh, gautami, you twisted one. Loved it.

sage said...

A wicked twist--what was that movie back in the late 80s?

grumplestiltskin said...

nice one gautami
(but reminded me why i don't go to parties) :)

Don Iannone, D. Div., M.Div., MA said...

I like this very much. Well-done, Gautami. You always seem to find the words, or they find you.

TC said...

I was blind-sided by the ending. I feel like I missed a lot of little clues.

Helene said...

I liked it! I didnt get to do 3ww this week so I commented my entry to Bone! lol

I liked your book review as well. It is an interesting parallel to the war in Iraq. Sadly.

Bone said...

You did a short story this week and I tried a poem. What is the world coming to? :)

I sort of gathered from the "lifestyle" line that it was something like that, though I thought he was changing teams, not that Olivia was really Oliver.

carmilevy said...

Damn, what a twist you threw in at the end. I hope this will continue....I love the story.

Have you published your work? If not, you should. You're a great writer.

Anonymous said...

ok so I totally didnt see that coming! This was a plesent change from you. Nice job. It was a great way to weave in bits of life advice into a great story!

BreadBox said...

Gautami --- again, I managed to cause you to be skipped --- and so I visit you instead!

I'd be interested to see some of your mathematical poems sometime!