Loves #short prose #flash fiction

Among our loves there are some that are not ours.

Excerpt from the manuscript Glass Lovers
@Gabriela Marie Milton

image: Dmytro Vietro; Shutterstock; [link]

73 thoughts on “Loves #short prose #flash fiction

    1. Thank you for your comment, dear. The interpretation is up to you. I am looking forward to hearing it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, my dear Jen. Your comment made my day. Really πŸ™‚

      1. You take care too, my dear. Thank you once again for your beautiful words.

      2. I just deleted the plugin and I am going to reinstall it.

        Take good care, Jen.

    1. No, my dear. I did not. It’s not ready yet. It may take me 3 years or more to finish. Thank you so much for asking, Megha,
      Wishing you a splendid day πŸ™‚

      1. It’s just that I do not have time, Megha, My attention is split in so many directions.
        Take care πŸ™‚

  1. Good morning G.

    The beauty of this single line is that way it can be interpreted in so many ways.
    For me, the emphasis of this line lies in the second half of the phrase.

    “there are some that are not ours.”

    The words echo softly like a deep reflection of unrequited love.
    Honestly, your words kindled a little introspection.

    1. Good morning, Drew

      Thank you for such a beautiful and meaningful comment.
      “unrequited love.” ? Maybe yes, maybe not. Since the line is taken out of context your interpretation is King. And I’ll leave it at that.
      “Introspection” ? Don’t do that too much πŸ™‚ You live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Be happy πŸ™‚
      Let me know when you find the fountain of youth πŸ™‚
      I hope you enjoyed your coffee this morning πŸ™‚

    1. Hey there Charlie,

      Great to hear from you. Thank you from my heart for “his incredible statement”. It’s more than I can hope for.

      Your interpretation? Oh, Charlie you are the reader. If you feel that that’s the correct interpretation than it is.

      I am humbled by any interpretation and very grateful for the read.

      A splendid day from me to you!

      1. I truly cherish this comment, Charlie. Thank you a million.

  2. I am enjoying turning over such a beautiful phrase in my mind, and loving the deliciousness of imagining the context around it. β€œAmong our loves there are some that are not ours” – but that we wish a thousand times over that they were ours… what a treat myself and all your readers will receive when this is published. I will revel in this thought G. Wishing you a wonderful day my friend πŸ’›

    1. Oh, my dearest R,

      Thank you so much for your words of praise. I am really humbled. If you keep writing great poetry I would be able to finish. Your poems are so beautiful and so inspiring.
      You know, sometimes I wish I would know in which of the two countries you are (because I have two countries in mind πŸ™‚ . It will make me feel closer to you.

      Perhaps you are up or perhaps you are still asleep.

      Wishing you the most beautiful morning ever, my dear friend!

      1. Well, let your mind wander nearly as far south as it can go, and there you will find my little island nation, with me in the southern of those islands of that little nation…. and when you find me, you will see me sipping my coffee and smiling at your wonderful thoughts, sent across the sea to me here β˜•οΈπŸ˜˜

      2. My mind is doing just that. I know where you are. Not in largest one, in the smaller one. May the Southern Cross shower forever magic on one of the most beautiful counties in the world (so my friends who visited say) and may you ever stay inspired. I wrote several poems in which I expressed my love for the Southern Cross. I think I made them private. I saw the Southern cross twice: first from Key West, Florida and then from Hawaii. I was so fascinated by it. Now my imagination really wanders across the sea. You did that to me πŸ™‚
        May your day be filled with love and joy!

      3. Yes, the Southern Cross. I would love to read your poems about it. Stars have a special significance in Maori culture, and in Te Reo (Maori language) the Southern Cross it is called Māhutonga and was thought to have guided them across the Pacific Ocean when they first discovered our land.

        I will be thinking of you, my northern friend, next time I am gazing at the Southern Cross, I hope you realise how much inspiration and how much encouragement you give me. Thank you, always xox

      4. Your comments got through. Your friend felt asleep. I apologize.

        What a beautiful belief. It does makes sense, doesn’t it? Thank you for taking the time to tell me that. Each day one learns.

        “I will be thinking of you… ” Me too!

        ” I would love to read your poems about it. ” I have to rewrite and I will post some of them.

        “my northern friend,” I had to smile here, my dearest R. Nobody has called me Nordic ever πŸ™‚ I know what you mean, but it still made me smile. I walk through the campus and people stop me and I get the some questions over and over “Are you from Argentina?” “Are you from Colombia?” Every Latin American country that one can think of it πŸ™‚
        Now, I’ve traveled to Latin America (Americans may be be the only people who call South America “Latin America”) but it did not cross my mind to look for the Southern Star. I do not know why.
        You inspire and encourage me too, R.
        Have a beautiful evening! Lots of love to you!

      5. Awww thank you!! I have been having trouble with comments posting so I was just checking…

        I think I will revise my β€˜northern friend’ phrase, to β€œmy gorgeous Mediterranean/Latin-American looking friend who lives much more north than I do!!! You made me laugh with this…

        I travelled in South America and when there I sometimes got mistaken for a local – best compliment ever! And such beautiful people and countries… are you Latin American but live in America?
        Xox R

      6. Thank you so much, R. You are really sweet. The comments get through just fine. The oceans can’t stop them πŸ™‚
        “I travelled in South America and when there I sometimes got mistaken for a local – best compliment ever! And such beautiful people and countries” Oh, I love those words. I am glad you enjoyed Latin America. I enjoy it too.

        I was not born in Latin America. I was born in Europe (not in the North) πŸ™‚

        Can’t wait to read your next post.

      7. G, I can never wait to read your next post. Seriously. in my mind you were born in Europe, given the connections of your poems to there ❀️.

  3. How Tenderly sad yet true this is. Only you heart has the capacity to convey such intensity with precision.

    1. Aw..Gina, thank you so much for your beautiful words 😊
      May you have a lovely and peaceful day.

      1. That is so kind of you. Thank you so much for your words πŸ’•

    1. Thank you so much, my dear Aruna. This is very kind of you to say. As for the completion it will take some time πŸ™‚ Sending you hugs.

    1. I was eagerly waiting for your comment. Glad you think so, my dear friend!

  4. I liked this- it was thought provoking and short- but full of meaning. I came across your blog (always looking for people who like fiction as much as I do!) and am looking forward to reading more of your content.


      1. No problem! Keep it up. I personally love pieces like this. In my opinion, it takes a lot of skill to reach the reader with a concise minimum amount of words. I always have trouble trying to figure out what to take out in my writing, for example, when picking out excerpts. So this shows readers you know what’s necessary in your own! That’s a great thing.

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