rien que pour toi #literature #fiction #short prose

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Between the bed and the window, in that space that smells roses and rien que pour toi, the morning let’s her hair down. She is so close that I can reach her skin with the tip of my fingers.

I know, his book and the fame it brought him. The book in which he made me β€” the me that he imagined β€” the main character.

He was fascinated by the purple of my makeup and the yellows of my cobra who used to erect the upper portion of her body to greet him every time he visited.

I do not know what demons he tried to exorcise. In the heat of those summer afternoons, he used to sip his sangria and attempt to find almost religious justifications for what he called my ecstatic existence; an existence populated with the richness and succulence of the Mediterranean literature and void of bullet points.

His acute shyness and his need to overcome the incapacity to love beyond nightly adventures used to ring in my ears like some unhinged marimba lamenting the loss of a pipe.

The dress that I wear in page twenty-seven. That dress and the heart-shaped red stone pierced with a hole for suspension I used to wrap around my neck. I found that stone in a church yard. I was too young. Perhaps an older version of me would have made him a better writer. Do not laugh. You are too handsome when you laugh.

In the end he managed to do something special. He invented the name of a perfume and made me wear it in every page of his book: rien que pour toi.

I hid his book somewhere in the library.
Yet, every morning, in the space between the bed and the window, it still smells rien que pour toi.

Excerpt from my new manuscript of love poems and short prose.

My book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings featured in San Francisco Book Review and Manhattan Book Review.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

144 thoughts on “rien que pour toi #literature #fiction #short prose

      1. Aw.. We are sending hugs and purrs to everyone. May you guys have a marvelous weekend.

    1. Ingrid, my dear, thank you so much. I am happy you think so. I hope you guys are enjoying the weekend. Sending love.

    1. Thank you sweetheart. You are so good to me. From the bottom of my heart plenty of love and hugs.
      xoxo

  1. What to say about this? It’s breathtaking and there a no words to describe how very passionate and ethereal this is.
    So, some flowers. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Rene, your words mean the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have tears in my eyes. Sending love and hugs. Have a beautiful weekend hon.
      xoxoxo….

      1. Thank you sweetheart. So are you and I am so glad we connected.
        xoxoxo…

      2. Aw, Tom, you are showring me with compliments today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    1. Aw, my dear, that’s so sweet of you to say. Thank you with all my heart πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

    1. Aw… sweetheart, you touched my heart. You are too kind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Nima. That’s so sweet of you to say ❀️❀️❀️

  2. This is gorgeously written. So many beautiful phrases to reflect on:

    “the morning let’s her hair down. She is so close that I can reach her skin with the tip of my fingers.”
    “His acute shyness and his need to overcome the incapacity to love beyond nightly adventures used to ring in my ears like some unhinged marimba lamenting the loss of a pipe.”

    I love the mystery, intrigue and descriptive thoughts that bring us to see the visions you describe, especially the “yellows of my cobra!” Very nice and the perfume made just for you – if we had a book everyone would be turning to page 27, believe me. Great work beautiful Button. Have an amazing weekend. Sending love and hugs to you.

    Love Honeybun xoxoxoxo

    1. My dearest honeybun,
      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for the praise. I am thrilled you liked this piece. Oh, yes, the yellows of my cobra. I liked those yellows too πŸ˜‰
      Page 27: I can take a picture of it and place it on my blog. Haha!
      Thank you for everything hon.
      Tons of love a blessings.
      Have a beautiful Sunday.
      xoxo

      1. My pleasure I loved it. We all have to be patient about your next book but I am certain there are many out there biting at the bit for your book to come out.
        If you put page 27 on the blogging waves they will be blocked and slowed for days. Hehe. You have an amazing Sabbath too beautiful Button. Sending my love, honeybun
        πŸ’•πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

      2. Hello honeybun.
        “I am certain there are many out there biting at the bit for your book to come out.” Oh, I don’t know about that but you are sweet. That you for your kind words.
        “If you put page 27 on the blogging waves they will be blocked and slowed for days” I don’t think so, but should we try?
        Love you hon.
        Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

      3. Love you right back beautiful Button and you are so welcome. Yes, you should try to back up WordPress with page 27, hehe, even they would be busy looking as curiosity would get the best of them. That team does work hard – can you imagine the increased traffic after COVID. Hats off to the folks at WordPress for keeping the airwaves open.

        I think your followers are awaiting your new publication and I think it would be lovely, if you could offer autographed books for five additional dollars. I know I would snatch one up. I don’t know how that works but perhaps we could buy an autographed copy directly from Vita Brevis Press.

        You have an amazing Sunday too and sending you lots of inspiration, love and hugs.
        Honeybun πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸ˜˜πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

    1. Aw.. Cindy you are so kind. Thank you for your beautiful words. They made my evening. Enjoy yours and have a marvelous Sunday.
      Love
      xoxoxoxo…

      1. Thank you Cindy 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

      2. Aw.. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

      3. β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆ

    1. David, what can I say? You left me speechless.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your support and your kindness.
      xoxo
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much Navin. You are a darling. I hope everything is ok with you. Sending plenty of hugs πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

      1. You’re welcome Gabriela….everything is great….thank you….hoping the same for you….sun is shining….everything is covered with white powder ✨😊

      2. How wonderful. I am so glad you feel great. Hugs and flowers πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

      1. Let’s hope. Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Diana. You know how much your words mean to me 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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