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Saturday, July 31, 2021

WeWriWa: EU84

 

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My burning thought today?  How can it be August already?!?!

This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story about Emmily, a 40-something woman, and Gen Rael, an alien who crash-landed on Earth and took her hostage until his rescue arrives. Their fiery beginnings together have taken a turn. They're on the back porch together. Emmily and Gen Rael are discussing falling in love.

Last week ended with this:   

         “Is it? I don’t think so. Believe me when I tell you that it is falling. It’s a surrender. It makes a person fragile, damned near defenseless. If you do it with your all, you’re totally vulnerable.”

The Snippet:   

     

     His smile reaches the whole way up to his brows. “Would you have it be, ‘rising’ in love?”

     I roll my eyes.  He’s still smiling, but it’s different now. His eyes narrow just a bit, enough that I know his next words will carry weight and thought behind them.

     He says, “When we fall in love, is it worth anything if we do not do it with our all?” 

    I look away, at the flickering candle, then up at the black sky. The moment fills with awkwardness until I can’t keep from blurting out my burning thought. “What is it worth if your all isn’t enough?” 

A little more if you're interested.

    

     His voice is so soft when he answers. “We all make wrong choices, Emmily Wagner. One of the most difficult things I have learned is to forgive myself for errors in judgement.” His eyes remain focused intently on me. 

     Butterflies bat at my insides. I feel like I need to say something, anything. My mouth once again engages without editing first.

 

Oh, Emmily... Wonder what she's gonna say this time?? Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!


 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

WeWriWa: EU83

 

This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story about Emmily, a 40-something woman, and Gen Rael, an alien who crash-landed on Earth and took her hostage until his rescue arrives. Their fiery beginnings together have taken a turn. They're on the back porch together. Emmily and Gen Rael are discussing love, mates, marriage.

Last week ended with this:   

        “She will have…” He cocks his head to the side, then he smirks. “She must have spunk.”

The Snippet:   

      “I’m sorry it’s so complicated,” I say. “All the must-haves. Is it ever an organic process—falling in love…or finding a mate, I mean, where you come from?” 

     “Complicated? No. Elusive? Perhaps it has been.”

There’s more of that intense look, like he’s trying to convey something with his eyes. Why won’t he come out with it? 

     He adds, “Despite my very human-like checklist for a woman, it is not necessarily a cerebral action that dictates who I will take as my chosen. 

A little more if you're interested.

     Someone more pragmatic might analyze it thoroughly before choosing. But, no. Not most of us.”

     We’re both silent for a moment. While I'm mulling over his words, he continues. “Like our word, ‘z’ymay’, there is no literal translation for your word ‘love’. From what I have come to understand, your human love encompasses so much more than the context in which you are asking me. Falling in love? It is a strange expression, an odd way to phrase what is happening.” 

     “Is it? I don’t think so. Believe me when I tell you that it is falling. It’s a surrender. It makes a person fragile, damned near defenseless. If you do it with your all, you’re totally vulnerable.”

 

Next week, a bit of Rael's wisdom comes through.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week!