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you and me – POSTCARD #14

This card was my first handmade one sent in by the beautiful and talented Al. She used to live in my room and I used to live in her apartment.

Fontainebleau

fools gold

She decided she wanted a man.

So she went out and got one.

The first one didn’t work out because he was too old. He drove a luxury sedan with a practiced hand on her thigh. His gold watch would give her a rash, she was allergic, but he didn’t like to take it off. He taught her how to give the perfect blow job and hate cologne.

The second one was too young. His curls were soft and his eyes softer. He practiced guitar in her room at the edge of her bed and shyly showed her his paintings. They were in watercolour and hard to make out. He taught her how to love smooth skin and catch a lie.

The next was too wild. His beard hid everything and his eyes burned when he looked at her. She didn’t know what to say to him out of the bedroom so they mostly stayed there. He stopped calling. Then started again at 2am, at 4am. He taught her about rock n’ roll and switching her phone off before bed.

The next was too nice. Her mother loved him, her father still asks after him.  He taught her she was just like everyone else.

The last one was perfect. He wasn’t anything. He was one thing one day and something else the next. Sometimes she poked him in his sleep. She never knew what to expect when she woke up beside him. He told her things she’d never heard before.  He taught her herself.

The last one wasn’t real, actually. She just made him up because she thought it would be a nice way to end.

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  1. April 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    i personally clicked right in with mr ‘too nice’… ‘He taught her she was just like everyone else’ is fucking perfect… those dudes are nothing but trouble and that is EXACTLY what they do… no one tells it like you girl… love. x x

  2. Michael
    April 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Hmmmm, can’t think more than saying that I really enjoyed this one.
    (The perfect one is always good to use for the cards to family)

  3. phoebe
    April 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    ooh, i cannot stop reading, i love the project, i love your writing, everything is so immediate and racy when i read xx the characters are so pure in their creation >>>

    • April 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you for such a wonderful compliment, darling, I am smiling in a big way. x

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