Ever since my MA days, I have enjoyed giving statues voices, letting them tell their moment in time story. So when I was peg manning around Estonia and came across this couple in the rain, how could I resist?
Hope you enjoy.
A LOVERS’ EMBRACE
Kelvin M. Knight
Loneliness retreats at her touch. The feel of her skin brushing mine, the press of her body against mine – loneliness never stood a chance.
‘My love,’ I say as she melts into me, ‘you make me feel so… so…’ Lost for words, I twirl my umbrella.
She smiles. She giggles. ‘And you, my love, make me feel so… so… alive!’
Stretching up to kiss me, she lifts her right leg. Such a tender kiss, her lips reacquainting themselves with mine. After the longest time, she nestles into my chest.
’I love you.’ Her voice sparkles. ‘Always have. Always will.’
I open my mouth to respond and everything turns dark, then this rain turns torrential. If this were a movie, something ominous would be about to happen.
‘Let the heavens open!’ Pulling her closer, I never want to let go. ‘With you by my side I am not frightened of anything.’
Tartu, Estonia photographed by Vasil Penchev
The above story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to:
To read the other globetrotting contributors’ stories inspired by this week’s prompt, please click the la’al blue frog below.