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Wistful Expectations

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Wistful Expectations

Memories Episode 3 ... continued from 'Blind Terror' (Memories Episode 2)

The same beach again - those running feet - I turn
The same man running towards me holding a basket
 A picnic basket?
He’s laughing as he lopes - a bottle of wine brandished high above his head
His handsome features are wreathed in a smile
Quite unrecognisable from the day before

Laying down the basket he grabs me by my waist
Lifts me and twirls me round - I squeal 
He lowers me gently - kisses me passionately
I kiss him back 

In this wave of happiness that washes over me 
I know this is the guy I adore
The one I want to spend the rest of my life with
Not even registering why I was so terrified of him the day before

The afternoon we spend on the beach enjoying gourmet delights 
Savouring fine wine - running in and out of the tepid sea. 
Laughing and kissing - proclamations of our love 
It couldn’t get any better? 
He whispers that the fire in my emerald eyes are ignited Flames being stoked and the intensity of our ardour delighted His sensual stroking touch sends me into bliss If it’s a dream I want it not to end in a kiss Trembling hands we caresses places so sacred Lips locked in a passion so intense it’s fated I whisper my needs with unrestrained passion He replicates his own with a wild abandon Guiding our passion into the fires of desire Rising eagerly to meet the thrusts of fire Earth trembling eruption in this orgasmic burst We lovingly quench our exquisite thirst
But I know this is all but an elusive dream And capriciously this dream does change It’s starting to look more like an insidious plot Taking us to a nursery it would now seem
The walls are painted the sweetest shade of pink I look around in wonder, instinctively touch my stomach, cradling it I’m carrying his child?
Everywhere I look I see this nursery is styled with love Down to the cutest fluffy animals A dreamy looking cradle in the centre of the room sits All decked out in pink with ribbons and lace I lovingly rock it, Imagining myself rocking my baby - our baby daughter in it I smile, knowing that if I could be trapped in this dream The happiest person alive would I be
My baby girl who I long to meet I visualize your tiny hands Imagine your cute little feet You’ll change my life You’ll make it bright And you will be My shining light
He comes up behind me - I feel his hands cradling my stomach He indicates he has a surprise - Opening a white box in his hand That reveals a silver chain and a heart shaped pendant Actually I then notice that there are two chains I gasp - A diamond studded pendant of two halves of a heart A piece crafted of two detachable segments to form as one I read the inscription on the back - both similarly read ‘To my Beautiful Girl’ - One for me - One for our daughter I hold it lovingly in my hand This man of mine is so thoughtfully sweet It’s then I notice my left hand devoid of rings This man is not my husband? I turn around to question him Only to find that he is not there anymore. Well what did I expect? This is only a dream after all
I awake My hands still lovingly cradling my stomach An arch of colour Visible through droplets of my rain spattered window A rainbow in the sky Brings Hope
Stay tuned for next episode… continued in ... 'Deception' - (Memories Episode 4) Music Video Clip Published on Oct 21, 2016 ‘Memory’ by Gheorghe Zamfir

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/9/2017 8:19:00 PM
Oh yeah! My favorite episode so far. Of course...lol. Waiting with baited breath for the next now. :)
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/11/2017 1:57:00 AM
So glad that you liked it Carole, your expert opinion is very much appreciated my friend....Maria xxx
Date: 10/6/2017 12:23:00 PM
A dreamy captivating narration, Maria, where 'expectancy' is the main theme, while you manage to ignite our inquisitive minds. Looking forward to the next episode:) Regards // paul
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Date: 10/9/2017 8:13:00 PM
Thanks Paul, so glad that you are liking this. Yes the next episode, any ideas? Just joking....Maria
Date: 10/4/2017 10:27:00 AM
A dreamy write Maria...well penned
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Date: 10/9/2017 8:12:00 PM
Thanks Joseph, so glad that you like it...Maria
Date: 10/3/2017 9:33:00 PM
This is quite an intriguing story, Maria..I was mesmerized by what's about to be revealed.. it turns out to be a dream.. or is it?? Next episode please!!
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Date: 10/3/2017 10:27:00 PM
Thank you for reading Episode 3 - Indeed the plot does thicken. In the mean time can I invite you to read Memories Episode 1 if you haven't already done so. Your comments are much appreciated - glad you are liking the submissions...Maria
Date: 10/3/2017 7:49:00 PM
Awesome , Maria
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Date: 10/4/2017 5:49:00 AM
Thanks so much Eve, for dropping by and the lovely comment...Maria xxx
Date: 10/3/2017 8:41:00 AM
Scrumptious and alluring...awesome and brilliant...now, about your writing...oh, that is about your writing lol...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 10/4/2017 5:52:00 AM
Lol, now you know what they say about flattery WW, gets you anywhere. Thank you my friend always appreciate your visit and lovely comments....Maria
Date: 10/3/2017 7:16:00 AM
Captivating and inspiring as always dear friend, Maria! Culmination of your writing ability!
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Date: 10/4/2017 8:17:00 AM
Thank you my dearest friend Demetrios, always appreciate your loving and generous comments....Maria xxx
Date: 10/3/2017 7:11:00 AM
Interesting dream about your mysterious man.. the plot thickens.. This is a sensual and passionate piece of writing.. Look forward to part four of your romantic novel..
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Date: 10/4/2017 8:20:00 AM
So glad that you enjoyed this Si, the plot thickens indeed....Maria
Date: 10/3/2017 6:27:00 AM
Dreams, emotional, sensuous, and maternal. Where this is going to lead I don't know, but I'm tuned for the next episode.
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Date: 10/3/2017 6:36:00 AM
Thanks Victor for visiting. Stay tuned - you never know there could be further surprises yet to come :) PS is 'Handsome' your main suspect still?...Maria xx