Thank you to Judy of Edwina’s Episodes for tagging me in another Freestyle writing challenge. They are fun to do, but this time I won’t pass it along. If you would like to take part, the guidelines and a new topic are below.
The subject she gave me was ‘My first love’… and with ten minutes on the clock, I get to explore a memory that came back just yesterday for some reason…
His name was Neil and he was gorgeous… well, he was to my 11 year old eyes. He, of course, was an Older Man.. he was 12… and as far as I can remember he was the first boy that made my heart flutter. The first time Eve uncoiled her limbs and passed me an apple.
I could still take you to the place he lived. The house is, I know, still standing, as on a trip back north some time ago, I had occasion to pass that way. I had met him when we… my best friend Dena and I, were playing out. He didn’t go to our school, one of the few local kids to go to a school at some distance. There was ‘something’ about him too.
He was a good looking lad, and wore dark turtle necks with light trousers. Stylish, back then. His hair, dark and quite long, was allowed to fall over his right eye. I remember him well. Largely because I still have him photograph somewhere, with my very first ‘love letter’ on the back. Nothing romantic as such… just a note to say he and his family were having a lovely holiday… at Ingoldmells, I recall… though how I remember that, I don’t know!
But it had a ‘kiss’ on the end… and it came through the post… and he had sent it to me… and …oh but that was exciting!
It was my first love letter… and there was a first, uncertain kiss… and then we moved to our various upper schools, mine in the centre of town, his even further away in the opposite direction…and there the romance gently would to a halt. I have never forgotten , and I am glad his photo fell out of that book… a nice memory to look back upon after so many years. I wonder what became of him….
Word count 316. Time 10 minutes
The rules are:
- Open a blank document.
- Set a stop watch timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever length you prefer.
- Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!!
Your topic is
If you could learn a new skill, anything at all, what would it be?