Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Nora confronted the neon cloud that followed her home from her walk. "What do you want from me?" she asked the hovering blue gaseousness.

"I long to be your aura," it hissed at Nora, who backed away into the corner. There was something cold about its color.

"I-I don't know," she spoke through the shiver spasming down her spine.

"Oh, but you don't know my powers. With me in your eyes, men will be at your feet. They will marvel for hours at the mysteries of your smile. They'll thrill at the surge of feeling when you look their way."

Nora listened.

"And when your lips touch another's I'll make sure it's felt."

"Men will be at my feet?" Nora inquired tentatively.

"Absolutely. Artists will see you and form masterpieces out of the impressions. You'll linger in the minds of poets weaving new words together in your wake."

"That all sounds good," Nora said, softening her front of resistance, "But what about the aura I have now?"

The neon cloud blushed blue. "Your aura is kind of cute," it said, "I was hoping to get to know it."

Story #306

9 comments:

Michael said...

Cute story. I enjoyed it.

Take Care
Michael

Shoelace said...

Very enjoyable story! I like your writing style very much!

The Taorist said...

Is that an Aura's pick up line?

Eric said...

Excellent as usual!

Indeterminacy said...

Michael: Thank you. I keep forgetting to tell people to stop by your blog for the Friday stories.

Shoelave: Glad you enjoyed the story, thank you for taking the time to tell me. I just visited your excellent photography site. I think you do it quite well in comparison to other sites, balancing excellent photography with in depth explanation of the images you captured.

Taorist: It might originate from the book "101 ways to Pick up Auras" with a special chapter on "Aural Eroticism".

Eric: Thank you very much.

Shane said...

nice collection of short stories; i'll be back.

The Mushroom said...

Even auras have ulterior motives. Hopefully they're honorable. :)

ie said...

that cloud sure know how to bring a lady to heaven...

ME Strauss said...

I had to walk to get over here. But I finally made it. I like this one lots. The surprise ending is really fun. A girl could use an impish aura like that. :)