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Propina ∼ The Recurring Dream1

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

"I'd love to make MAD, PASSIONATE LOVE to you."

"What?  You're singing a song from Meredith Wilson's The Music Man:

'I smile; I grin,

When a girl with an air of sin walks in;

I hope; I pray,

For Hester to win just one more A;

The sadder, but wiser girl for me…'

"Or did you cast yourself as Wuthering Heights's Heathcliff in your head, or something?  You act as if you expect me to model myself on Hester, the heroine in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter who's condemned by the very minister she had an affair with!

"If I could see you naked, I'd die happy," he murmured, clutching her more tightly to him.

"If I saw you naked, I'd probably die laughing," she said through gritted teeth as she restored a gap between their bodies.  "Take a look at me.  Take a REALLY GOOD look!  This is what's called 'Truth in Packaging.'  I don't make love any better than I look, and I have absolutely NO intentions of indulging with you, or any other married man."

Undeterred, he persisted, tipping his head and smiling coyly, "How do you like your eggs in the morning?"

"Unfertilized!" she sneered, her face reddening.

"You're stunningly beautiful when you're angry."

She grimaced, shuddering.  "UUUH, you're IMPOSSIBLE!  What part of 'NO WAY' don't you understand?" she half shouted through clinched teeth.


1 Despina's Infamous Green Journal, 10/26/2000, (travelsfar 11389)

Last updated 1/3/16 Standardized top links; changed ... to …; 12/29/15 switched links; 12/11/15 added a second space after end punctuation; changed -- to to match Travelsfar; 12/19/09 added “tells”; 11/6/08 added a link to Despina's Infamous Green Journal; (7/30/04.)

Word Count: 251

Friday, August 31st, 2001 8:50 p.m. (pandemo)



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2002 04:03 pm (UTC)
I figured out what propina meant
This is good.
Nov. 3rd, 2002 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I figured out what propina meant
Way to go. If you need any more help, just let me know.
Nov. 8th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
And Again
I laughed at the quotes, "If I could see you naked", and "Unfertilized"!

(Original posted 7/9/08 after entry in Pandemo)
Feb. 5th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Funny stuff, but Despina seriously needs to get away from this guy!
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Tense Shift
Did you catch the tense shift? This is back to the old dream material, then contrasting it with real life... I'm trying to draw the parallels.

I have now posted the dream stuff at the end, (as much of it as is currently in the computer, at any rate), but I'm not doing a good job of integrating it with the story. When I try to make a daily notation, the TIME LINE is impossible! The story reads fine, but a day by day rendition shows some pretty horrendous holes.

Where'sMeKilt was in favor of jettisoning the journal, but with that, the magic realism dissolves = project unsuccessful. At first, I was using a journal page (past tense, more florid style), followed by real life (present tense).

Edited at 2010-02-07 12:53 pm (UTC)
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