A wish for a friend.

by Ash on December 6, 2011

Drinks, dessert, doorway dance. Experiences of long ago.

Then tonight.

Doors opened, doors held, doors no longer slammed shut.

Teenage wanting wound tight in a stretched and scarred body.

Music, from inside her head, maybe the other room.

… “who’s got their claws in you my friend…into your heart I’ll beat again…”

Tell tale. Who knew it still could.

… “touch your lips just so I know, in your eyes, love, it glows so…I’m bare boned and crazy for you…”

Fingers on buttons, in hair, between lips. 

A giggle, because she knows what’s to come.

Please let the lighting be kind.

… “I’m begging you to forgive me in my haste…”‘

Boots shed. Hands slide.

… “hike up your skirt a little more and show your world to me, in a boy’s dream…”

Eyes close.

She knows she will survive this.


– I wanted to write. Write what, who knows? So I clicked to the Write on Edge ladies who never disappoint. Today was a flash memoir. Ten minutes and three hundred non-fiction words based on one word – “Crash” – but I was itching for fiction, and this fell out. Forgive me my loves.

Now, take your bad self over to Write on Edge, and read much better words from more talented people who follow the rules.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

CDG December 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm

You and Dave Matthews… I needs me a fan. And a hankie.


Ash December 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Sexiest song EVER.

With Bon Jovi’s “Make a Memory” coming in a very close second.


Ratz December 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Ahhh… your fiction is gooooood…

“she knows she will survive this.”- how awesome a line is that!


Ash December 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Thanks my friend 🙂

And she will.


The Sweetest December 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Gorgeous piece, and a great song, too! I was hoping this wasn’t fiction, though 😉


Alexandra December 7, 2011 at 12:47 am


I won’t click on over…because my favorite people are the ones that DON”T FOLLOW THE RULES.


Mad Woman behind the Blog December 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

And this is why I love you…
That song has inspired me too or um, my writing..yeah, my writing.

Awesome Ash.


Terri Sonoda December 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Sexy, familiar yet not. Love it when you break the rules. Makes me feel almost young again.


Victoria KP December 8, 2011 at 5:44 am

Love this.


Jackie December 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Awesome!! I love it…. every single word!


Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities December 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

Love this. Really. And rule-following? Overrated in my estimation 🙂


Nancy C December 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I think this will come true for you.

And you? Your writing is already dancing. Man, I’ve missed reading your words. My fault, but I’m going to be a better friend. Promise.


Barbara S. December 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Hopped over from Write on Edge. Love this – subtle sexuality and mystery. Great job! You’ve encouraged me to try my hand at some of the prompts.


Shah Wharton December 23, 2011 at 4:04 am

Hello – I’m new here and following. More importantly – wow – loved how you spun your moment up there. Poetic, inspirational. Go girl! You ares o in my blog roll 😀 Shah. X


Shah Wharton December 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Have yourself and great Christmas and New Year X


Deb December 31, 2011 at 12:37 pm

That was beautiful Ash. I see a few comments talking about a song…what song? I’d like to give it a listen.

Happy New Year my friend.


KLZ January 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

A perfect tribute to one of the world’s few perfect songs.


Melissa B. January 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hauntingly beautiful. Thanks!


Melissa B. January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Friend: Your “single teardrop,” I’m sure, rings with resounding thunder. Here’s to your heart, and hugs across the miles as you help your friend struggle with her loss.


joann mannix January 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

I love how you say, “This fell out.” Because that’s how it goes, right, my friend? Those words of ours. We don’t control them. They control us. As always. As always. As always. Incredible piece of brilliance there. And now I will be singing that fabulous song all day.

Hey, and even though I’m not around so much any more, I’m still here. If you need anything read. If you need to think out loud. I am here, darling girl.

I’m so sorry about your friend. This week, after everything we’ve had, a friend of ours dropped dead at 45 years old. The circumstances are mysterious and sadly, I know in my heart, it was him being stupid, playing around with stupid, stupid things. I’m mad at him. So mad. And I will miss the joyful spark he made in this universe. My sympathies to you and your friend.


My Inner Chick January 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

–Really Lovely.

Beautifully written. X


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