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Are FairY TaleS... the ONLY PlacE... You.ll FinD LovE...  

Paulxx001 67M
8732 posts
11/9/2021 8:13 am

Last Read:
12/12/2021 3:44 pm

Are FairY TaleS... the ONLY PlacE... You.ll FinD LovE...

Last night was frosty, but FrankeeZee - my friend from another sex site - and I were planted in a warm dive bar named after me, 'Chez Paul'. You can guess what Frankee was doing - in between gulps of beer - yep, clicking his laptop, penning his blog. I was about to say something when Frankee turned to me.

"Well, that's it, finished. I'm trying something different - emulating YOUR style."

I raised an eyebrow.

"You know, Paul - a tale of love, garnished with a sprinkling of alliteration, a couple of random metaphors and a few too many adjectives."

I raised my other brow, but before I could add anything, Frankee had pushed his computer towards me and ordered two more beers. I put on my glasses and began to read.
- - - - - - - - - -

Winters in this city are cold and colourless - pretty postcards - dusted with 'white' and smudged with faded browns and greys. But colours come alive when you're holding a warm hand. The lights on the boulevard were red; I held Emily's slender fingers tight.

The falling snow framed us in thick flakes, weightless and hopeful, the way they do in fairy tales. Traffic was snarled and barely moved as we wove around and between cars. Halfway across that street, she stopped and turned towards me; I knew what she wanted. I fell into her deep blue eyes and leaned into her esculent lips.

When I hugged her in public, I'd never let go; I wanted the world to know. We gently swayed while cars ignored us and inched past. A cabbie honked once, but the others knew. After a minute - or were they seconds - Emily raised her cheek, smiled and whispered in my ear.

"I think we should move to that OTHER side, or someone's going to bump into us."

We weren't crazy; we were a step below - young and in love and lost in each other. But not all things work out the way you hope they might.

Twenty years later, I was startled to see Emily at an anniversary party for friends we'd once shared. She looked as beautiful as ever.

She was sitting alone, legs crossed, her mulberry dress crumpled at her waist. She fidgeted with her nails the way she would when bored, then ran her hand through her hair, which was swept up above her ears. Her eyes sparkled as she glanced at the crowd that danced. And then... OUR song played; I'd bribed the DJ with a couple of drinks.

Emily took note and sat up straight, perhaps searching for flawless hands to hold? Those didn't exist, but I was there - just over by that wall - waiting for her. I stepped out from behind it, our eyes met, and Emily's face beamed in delighted surprise. We found a tiny spot on that packed floor and held each other as if it were the first time. It was MY turn to whisper into her ear.

"I was never perfect. I'm the opposite. But I was perfect for you, and you're all I ever wanted.
And another thing...
... I think we should move to that OTHER side, or someone's going to bump into us."

I felt warm tears fall from her cheeks against mine, then onto my lips, as she locked her arms around my neck and kissed me.

- - - - - - - - -

I looked at FrankeeZee and blinked. "What does esculent mean?"

"Oh, for fuck's sake, Paul, read a book!"

I would have asked who Emily was, but the beer had arrived, and the game had started. FrankeeZee raised his glass in a toast.

"Cheers, Paul. To friends and fairy tale lovers," then he grinned, "and nebulous metaphors everywhere."

They don.t make fairy tales like they used to, do they?

Paulxx001 67M
22642 posts
11/9/2021 8:15 am

FrankeeZee's blog questions were;
Was Snow White promiscuous or did it REALLY take seven 'little men' to satisfy her? 🤔
... and...
Should jay-walkers be prosecuted? (*ive NEVER seen one get a ticket*)

And WTF does Frankee mean; too many adjectives and metaphors? Ok, point taken.

(*i think ive pictured Frankee's story in a movie somewhere*)😶

Paulxx001 67M
22642 posts
11/9/2021 8:15 am

That bar we were in, 'Chez Paul', used to serve great hamburgers and hotdogs. These days, they offer slot machines and false hope to a sketchy crowd. 😎 ❗

countryqueen1 74F

11/9/2021 9:08 am

Sadly referencing your title I would say yes only in fairy tales. Or at least for me. I reached this age and never known real love other than from my kids and parents.

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:03 pm:
Well, at least you knew it through someone.
And who knows about those fairy tales? 🤔
They might come true. 👍😊❗

spunkycumfun 63M/69F
41171 posts
11/9/2021 9:57 am

Everyone has gone metaphorical nowadays. We need a meta-metaphor!

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:05 pm:
That's true. lol 😂
I guess I don't feel bad. 👍😎 Or as bad as snails on a waiting list in a French restaurant. 😶

scoupe42 60M

11/9/2021 10:32 am

Your friend, FrankeeZee, kind of took your style in writing and wrote something good. I like it. For when you write, you are very detailed, and a person can visioned what you wrote, that a great style! And you do have your Metaphors! This kind of set your apart from the other writers. Just the people in our blog group, none of us write the same. What make it interesting. What I don't get, what don't you have more blogs?

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:08 pm:
Thanks for the props! 👍 😊
Some days I have nothing to say. Or... I realize that I should keep my mouth shut. It's all good! 😎❗❗

superbjversion2 68F  
24388 posts
11/9/2021 10:51 am

Esculent: adj being both excellent and succulent (If FrankeeZee can make up words, I can make up definitions)

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:11 pm:
FrankeeZee isn't quick enough to invent a word, is he? 🤔
I looked it up and it's there. 😊 Although, I like YOUR take on its meaning. 😊👍

smartasswoman 66F  
35813 posts
11/9/2021 12:00 pm

Frankee has your writing style down pat.

I was going to suggest succulent instead of esculent, but then I took the trouble of looking up what esculent means. Thanks for building my word power today!

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:15 pm:
Frankee has a way a copying a style. 🤔 He's creeped into my head.
I'm sure he's happy to oblige you with a new word. I was surprised. But let's face it, it'll be tough to work it into a sentence, or at least tough to use it, without having to explain it. 🤔 What's the point of an interesting word if one can't find a place for it? 😶❗

mufdiver69er2 63M  
1953 posts
11/9/2021 2:05 pm

if i ever live happily ever after...ill get back to ya..

woop woop

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:29 pm:
THAT'S, a great idea. I hope St.Peter hasn't called me by then. Leave me a message... I guess. 😶❗

windsjohn 72M  
798 posts
11/9/2021 2:13 pm

I've found many loves in my time.. But never true love.. That is a fantasy to me

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 2:33 pm:
That's an interesting observation about 'loves' versus 'true love.' I thought I'd found one once, but obviously, she felt otherwise.😶
It better than to never have loved at all, isn't it? 🤔

superbjversion2 68F  
24388 posts
11/9/2021 4:56 pm

I did look up "esculent" before commenting but it didn't show on my first search - which is why I made up my own definition (thought it was a typo)

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 5:21 pm:
I liked your definition as well and it fits! 👍 😊

G000dbuddy 36M
1676 posts
11/9/2021 5:23 pm

was never perfect. I'm the opposite. But I was perfect for you, and you're all I ever wanted.


Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 7:31 pm:
Yeah... that line got to me as well. I wonder if THEY got back together, or just hopped into bed, for 'old times' sake. 🤔
Ya ever meet an old fling? 😎❗❗

mc_justmc 63M

11/9/2021 5:38 pm

Damn that Frankie Zee!!! I had to google about half the words!!! Nebulous??? Really???

Paulxx001 replies on 11/9/2021 7:37 pm:
I think FrankeeZee reads the dictionary in his spare time.
And that bar 'Paul's Place' was the last spot where you'd here words like that. 😶
I think I saw one guy win big money on the slots that night. I heard quite a few 'F' bombs from everyone else. Ya know what I mean? 😮❗❗

PonyGirl1965 58F
22090 posts
11/9/2021 11:31 pm

Oh my word! I never thought about it taking all 7 little men to satisfy Snow White! LOLOL

Paulxx001 replies on 11/10/2021 2:10 am:
I'm doing the math...
If those 'little people' have the same average-sized male prongs as ordinary men — which I read they do — that's forty-nine inches. OMG! 😮
Ya think she had enough? 🤔 lol 😂 Disney didn't dwell on THAT part of the tale, did they? 😶❗

flannel_light 61F
4586 posts
11/11/2021 3:16 am

Imagining the two of you together has me laughing. True love, don't know if it really exists.

The Light is shinning and she is lonely and waiting in the darkness.

Paulxx001 replies on 11/11/2021 5:33 am:
Unless your 'true love' smacks you in the head — no one would know, but there's always hope, right? 😊👍
Frankee is rough around the edges, even more abrasive than me — if THAT'S possible. lol 😂 😮

sexyldy1000 68F  
9607 posts
11/11/2021 3:39 am

Too often people mistake lust for love. In today's world, people are too often treated as disposable objects. Losing oneself in a fairy tale is fine until you wake up and reality smacks you in the face. When you visit Chez Paul do the other patrons think it's named after you? Do you maintain that illusion?

Paulxx001 replies on 11/11/2021 5:43 am:
True, about mistaking lust for love, but you're only disposable if you ALLOW yourself to be. If both parties are on the same page — go ahead and use me. 😊 👍 ❗
I rarely go to my namesake bar, so I don't know anyone, and they have no clue who I am. Then again, that bar might be named after the owner; his name is Paul as well. It's an ok place to park one's butt once in a while. As I mentioned, it was a warmer setting when they served food. I don't think you'd enjoy the ambiance there these days. 😶🤪❗

loneleix 64M
978 posts
11/11/2021 10:16 am

Love is about what you give, not what you get. At least that's my two cents worth (maybe less than that with the exchange rate).

Of course the other side of that is that most people immediately quit giving when they don't get in return. If you want to starve an oxygen fire you turn of the oxygen; nothing else will kill it. I don't think love is all that different.....

Paulxx001 replies on 11/11/2021 11:52 am:
Well put, my man, and unfortunately, quite true.
Although, we DO learn, at about that age — when the pickings are slim and that fairy tale beauty is a memory. I'd guess imagination and a developed and entertaining personality would be an asset at THAT point. 😶❗❗

BeccaLuvs 61F
20895 posts
11/14/2021 7:05 am

Mmm ..... Paul, and that famous "Happy Endings" Fairy Tales insist on! Big sigh .... guess real life get's in the way for most of us, eh? But, coming to think of it, Fairy Tales can be pretty fightening as well, what with wicked witches and big bad wolves? Must be people just love variety - the bad and the good?! Oh, and am waving to FrankeeZee, hope he'll see it, and have to say he wrote a mighty fine love story! Okay, not as good as yours - um ..... dare I say yours are more realistic?!

..... And always 'hold onto all those sexy thoughts'!
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Paulxx001 replies on 11/16/2021 5:01 pm:
Many of those tales ARE scary!
I'd think Frankee would thank you, but for the realism? It's tough to say; almost anything is possible, isn't it? 🤔

BeccaLuvs 61F
20895 posts
11/14/2021 7:08 am

Ps: Paul! And just want to also say, "Chez Paul" has a great ring to it!

..... And always 'hold onto all those sexy thoughts'!
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Paulxx001 replies on 11/16/2021 5:02 pm:
Well, it does, when you say it like THAT. 😎❗❗

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