12/09/2011

Flash Fiction Friday


12/9/11

A Worthy Model

"That's who I want to be."
I stared at him blankly. At the photo, then back at Kyle. "Dude, that's a girl."
He nodded.  "She's beautiful."
"Well, yeah.  Aesthetically speaking. But, you can't be her...you're a guy."
"Am I?" He bit his lip, stared off to the left.  "I'm not so sure."
Everything went black.  "But, I love you." It was all I could think of. If the gay man I loved was a girl, what did that make me? Straight? Unnecessary? Bi?
"And I love you."
Color rushed back into my world. "All right then.  Let's make it happen."

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22 comments:

  1. I love it!! you are a master!! I was very curious to see how you will interpret this pic, and I'm not disapointed!!

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  2. Oh the quandaries of those who don't fit into defined roles. Too bad people thrive on sticking people into categories that are black and white. Very good and thoughtful piece that says so much in so few words.

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  3. Lee, this was a very thought provoking piece. Is he/she a he/she? If so how does it affect his/her world? Or does it even really matter? Will love prevail? Moving, palpable and a really different perspective. Loved it:) xo

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  4. This was very thought provoking Lee.

    Great FFF post

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  5. Love how you took a simple picture and weaved an intriguing story into it in so few words. You're a master!

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  6. This was great...it is so awesome to see someone else's take on the picture. I love how you made it fit into your genre.
    I can just "feel" the one partner's confusion but than his total love and acceptance.

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  7. Lee, as I commented on Patricia Logan's blog, I am continually impressed with how each of the M/M writers in our FFF group manage to stay true to their genre. Your post today is a great example of creativity and finding a way to tell the story you want to tell. You own the picture - it doesn't own you. Fabulous.

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  8. Oh wow. Poor guy. I hope he gets what he wants. Great FFF!

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  9. Love this angle on the photo. Hope they make it happen. I could see this become a story in a heartbeat. You should consider that.

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  10. Oh really nice! Love the puzzling mind!

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  11. Love is beautiful. Love doesn't judge. Love doesn't care if you're a chick trapped in a dude's body. Such a sweet post.

    GREAT JOB!!!

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  12. Beautiful post! I love it how you painted this with words into a m/m love affair. It’s so intriguing. Loved it.

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  13. Wonderful post. Beautifully understated :)

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  14. Love the dynamics here. Great job!

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  15. I already told you, Lee, that this hit me good and hard...it is a testament to your beautiful soul. Thanks for this FFF! <3

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  16. What a loving partner, accepting and supportive. We shoud all be so lucky. I'm intrigued and want to know more, too! :)

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  17. That was wonderful Lee. I really enjoyed and I love how you always seem to come up with the best snippets for these photos. Awesome!

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  18. Nice interpretation in just 100 words of a very real issue. great FFF

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  19. Great FFF. I'm sure that is a confusing decision for any one in that situation.

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