Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Writer's Workshop - Blue Eyes

She fidgeted anxiously as the elevator slowly descended to the ground floor. It seemed to take forever to get to the main lobby.

“Where should I go for lunch? How much money do I have? Do I have to stop at the bank? Is my skirt on straight?” she asked herself. “Ugh! Why is this elevator taking so long?”

“Finally” she sighed, as the doors began to open. On the other side of the elevator doors stood a tall, perfectly chiseled young man in a business suit. She looked up at his steel blue eyes and at the same time he looked at hers. The color of his eyes was like nothing she had ever seen. His eyes were piercing, but his body was relaxed, and almost welcoming. They were both locked in a tracking beam and were focused so intently on each other that not even a bomb would have broken their mutual trances. Everything became dreamlike and in slow-motion.

As she began to exit the elevator, she felt a force pushing her back. She did not want this euphoric feeling to stop. She finally gave it her all and began to exit the elevator. She passed him with her eyes still locked onto his. He was still fixed on hers, and then he began to smile. She returned the smile immediately with a shy, girlish grin. As they passed each other, their hands brushed lightly. She could hear her heart pounding and feel the electricity all the way down to her toes. Turning toward the double glass exit doors, she made her way to the only place that would break this spell, even though it was not what she really wanted.

“Ten more steps” she said to herself, “and I will be free of this tracking beam.” She turned back to see if the elevator had closed yet, and saw that it had, but he was still standing just outside of the doors. He was watching her which caused her knees to turn to jelly. She grabbed on to the door handle to keep from falling to the floor in a puddle of jam.

“Get out right now!” she screamed to herself. With every ounce of energy, she pushed the doors open and stepped out into the warm, bright sun. She felt the sun’s rays wrap around her body from head to toe. She pulled out a pair of sunglasses from her purse and put them on. As she pushed the bridge into place, a quick flash of light was seen out of the corner of her left eye. She adjusted her wedding band and sighed.

“My, my” she laughed. “This is one lunch hour I will never forget!”

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Reluctant Writer said...

She might have to take the rest of the day off after that. You did great job showing how a stare can be very powerful.

I'm following you from Writer's Workshop. I hope you have a great day!

Debbie said...

You did do a great job with this. I have always found it fascinating how we can truly "feel" a look. You nailed that feeling.

Ebie said...

Oh,my, my heart was also pounding reading the lines. What a great lunch break!

P.S. On my Sunday hike, I did not go all the way down to the grotto, it takes a little expertise in rock climbing.

Michelle ~ said...

hey sweet thang!! I tried to comment on the other blog but it wouldn't let me ... so HERE i am. Okay about the burger war. There will always be a soda, burger and potato chip war! and I take a bit of each! I enjoy the protein burger at In & Out .. and dare I say I prefer the fries at 5 Guys. I'm just sayin' .. however, if the chance arises and I with my girlfriends I'll go anywhere!! for the chat and smiles!! KWIM?