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Lookingthrough The Window by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [401 words]
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Hearts by David B Doc Byron - [264 words]
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What Are You Thinking About?
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What Are You Thinking About?
Has your girlfriend ever asked you that question before? The usual response from a man is "nothing." Of course this can lead to trouble.
[1,028 words]
Darcy K Metz
[December 2006]
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What Are You Thinking About?
Darcy K Metz

She was sitting there on the bed across from me, staring at me blankly. Drove me nuts it did. Why couldnít she believe me when I said that nothing was wrong, that nothing was on my mind? ďWhat are you thinking?Ē she would always ask in that inquisitive manner; an expression on her face of anticipation like a child, no, closer to the look my dog offers me when I pick up the truck keys or put my shoes on.

What am I thinking? Ė What sort of a question is that to ask a man? My thoughts are my own. If I desired to share them with you I would. She looks at me like sheís expecting the word of God to spew forth from my oral cavity. Give me a break! Iím just your average guy with an average job with his average desires and average goals in life. What could I possibly ever be thinking of that is profound and life changing? What could I possibly be thinking of that could alter the course of history? Sorry to disappoint you, but no I havenít come up with a solution to the Middle East crisis. Sorry babe, but I donít know why Nicholas Cage keeps making movies; and no, I positively donít know where you put on those ten pounds.

She didnít have to get out of bed over this. I mean she didnít have to go and sleep on my couch, the couch that sheds thanks to my efficient fifty-kilogram canine hair manufacturer. My girlfriend shouldnít have to sleep on my couch in my house over something so stupid. In the eight months that weíve been together she has never done that except for when my methane emissions require a window to be left open. I expect sheíll be gone by morning since she has to work at the bank.

What right does she have to be upset with me? As far as I can tell Iím an excellent boyfriend. Iím no pushover either. I wonít do something I really donít want to, but Iíll sometimes do something I hate to surprise her. Oh, like the time I stayed home and watched the final episode of Big Brother with her when I could have been pounding back jugs of draft at the pub with the guys. Or that night I watched both Grease and Hope Floats with her and managed to keep my DVD-like audio commentary internalized. I had that Greased Lightning song in my head for weeks! What kind of a boyfriend would spend a day at the mall with his woman furnishing opinions on no less than the 18,500 pairs of shoes she tried on? ĖThatís right, one hell of a boyfriend thank you very much. Well she knows that Iíll never sit in on a Pampered Chef or candle party again after she denied me access to the sex toy party she hosted.

Damn, itís 1:12 am; sheís been on the couch just over two hours now. I know her, and I know that she isnít sleeping yet.

Iíve done the things that Iím supposed to do as a boyfriend. I mean she knows how I feel about her, I let her know continually. I told her I missed her when she went on that spa weekend. I tell her how excellent it feels to wake up next to her in the middle of the night. I continuously let her know in numerous ways how good she feels. She knows I would never be insincere about such things, how she is too important to me. Then why do I feel so terrible here alone and awake in my bed, as she certainly is awake also on the shedding couch?

Nothing has ever felt more caustic, more unsettling than knowing Iíve disappointed or upset someone I love, and I made the woman I love cry and leave my bed!

I canít believe I did that. She just wanted to hear me tell her I love her. I was thinking to myself how much I love this woman at the very instance that she asked me what I was thinking. So I tell her I wasnít thinking of anything, what a stupid fool thing to do. Oh no, I canít believe it. She has never heard me say that before. Iíve never actually verbalized to her that I love her.

What was that? Great, door slammed means she went home.

Donít believe Iíll be able to sleep well now, of course thatís my own stupid fault. Wow and I always thought I was a real manís man. I even own a full sized Dodge Ram pickup. Afraid it looks like Iím nothing more than a coward hiding behind the guise of being a man, and in doing so Iíve avoided all risk involving expression of my feelings. Why would I be so afraid? So what if Iíve been rejected before, everyone gets rejected. Weíre all a bunch of rejects!

No, I refuse to lose this woman. I have to tell her, itís long over due. Sheís told me before. First time she said it to me I felt so good, so important, so wanted and now that I think about it, so scared too. But I never said it in return at the time, I just smiled at her and held her close and kissed her. That was three months ago, and she hasnít said it lately. Itís still there though in the way she looks at me when she first sees me for the day or the way she exudes relief when I hug her after sheís had a lousy day.

I should phone her. No, wait until morning; be sure to catch her before she leaves for work. Yes, head over to her place early and just tell her, just say it, just make sure she knows. Iíll tell her I love her and tell her how important she is to me. Iíll tell it like it is. Iíll tell her what she should have heard by now, what she more than deserves to hear. So simple too. Iíll tell her I love her.



"This is good, it made me laugh. But I wonder - is there a touch of wishful thinking here? Either way it makes little difference, I read it from begining to end and enjoyed it, maybe it's 'cause I like those 1st person things. I'll probably read another one when I get time." -- Fergus O'Ferguson.
"Darcy! Wow! For such a simple "man's man" you have a profound spirit. Great job with the story. It was thought provoking and well written." -- Karen.
"good writing, slightly too long. i like it, but a little too sappy." -- sunny, DC, USA.


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