Write your Ordinary Love Story. 200 words or less. Send them to Andre.
All stories must begin:
I have fallen head-over-heels in love with…
She/he smells of…
He taught me…. I taught her/him….
Here is mine. Give it a try. Admit your lust for the postman, the weird kid, the woman who sells you coffee each morning or the guy who stole your heart in pre-school.
I have fallen head-over-heels in love with the dragon man. I don’t know his name but he has a big tattoo covering most of his upper body and reaching up onto his face. It’s a dragon. How could you not love such a man?
He smells of gasoline and squished bugs. He taught me not to smile at everyone and I taught him nothing he didn’t already know.
I watch him work on cars across the street from the store I work in. I know he knows I’m watching. He pulls off his shirt so I can see the dragon then pretends he doesn’t know I’m alive. We get off work about the same time each day. He rides away on a motor bike while I wait for the bus. But he smiles at me and only me. His gold tooth flashes just once before he rides away.