Sunday, October 31, 2010

Azure Waters

[This is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to people alive or dead is purely coincidental.]

"That is not Blue", you declared, tossing your long ponytail in emphasis. "It is Azure."
"Same thing."
"Isn't that just like a man", you said. "Calling 'azure' 'blue' is like calling your 'boutique investment house' a 'bank'. You wouldn't like that would you?"
"Whether it's azure or blue, the water is just as tempting", I said diving in. We frolicked in the pool all afternoon.

Megan, my love, did you flash into my life only to teach me the shades of blue? Did your mother ever suspect I stayed with her as long as I did, only because of you?

drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

In October 2010, the Burrow is presenting a collection of drabbles inspired by the colours of the Spectrum. Read this Bule drabble and many, many more  exclusively at the Burrow..


Jules said...

I always liked that color "Azure." I like the new profile picture as well. :) Makes you look like a writer, don't ask me why :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Mason Canyon said...

Interesting drabble. It could go in so many directions. Like the new photo too.

Thoughts in Progress

Laura Eno said...

Lighthearted top layer with creepy undertones. :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - What a powerful Drabble! I love the exquisite touches you put on the description, and the ending is especially effective. Wow!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, that one could go anywhere from that point.

Jan Morrison said...

hmmm...I think this drabble is the seed of a novel or at least a short story. I know I should be happy with its drabble-ness alone but I'm not. I want this story and I love that you are writing in a male voice.

Mary said...

So many directions with this one. Excellent. You could go into any genre with this one.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

This was so sweet. I love the differences of opinion here, and the love despite that.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That photo is very tempting!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm with the guy - blue!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

shades of wonderful. ;)

Melissa said...

Azure is my favorite blue!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Jules- Azure has a certain ring to it, doesn't it. And I love the new photograph myself- son took the picture.

@ Mason- thank you. To be honest, I did not think of the other directions, but yes, that could be more interesting.

@ Laura- thank you.

@ Margot- thank you. The end does end for you too, doesn't it? I was surprised to hear a couple of others say it could just be the beginning.

@ Alex- maybe I should hold a 'finish the story contest'.

@ Jan- I never thought of it as novel material, but I guess it could make a short.But again, in a drabble, things can be indicated- in a short, I would need to flesh too many complications out (and perhaps create the mother who is delightfully vague now).

@ Mary- now that so many of you mention it, I see it. I didn't otherwise.

@ Oddyoddyo13- thank you- you have got out exactly what I put in!

@ Debra- it is, isn't it?

@ Diane- :-)
For that matter, I am not even sure if that is azure.

@ Tricia- thank you so much

@ Melissa- I always thought it was the most cheerful shade of blue.

Ellen aka Ella said...

I love your new profile pic! Interesting drabble; fun to think about the play off color! My Mom always gets orange, pink and the salmon color mixed up. I love azure~

You conjured up many thoughts and memories; Your drabbles do this to me often~ xXx

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Ellen- thank you. Orange and pink are quite different for me, but I never know quite where to categorise salmon.
And colours are great, aren't they?


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