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Microfiction 43

At the YMCA, in 1988
Stuck in the lift, I panicked
Some guy forced open the door
I climbed up the half-way floor

And waved Eddie goodbye..
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Microfiction Mondays feature the shortest stories in tweetable 140 characters, or even fewer. Hosted weekly by Susan - it's a writers' playground! This week I offer a snippet from my past - how strange - Eddie Dolinski was his name, my knight in shining armour! He gave me his number but I never saw him again...

18 comments:

  1. But we never forget such people...
    Nice one

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  2. What a shame yoe hu didn't keep in touch - maybe he's on facebook?

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  3. a poem
    that rhythm,
    cute story.
    loved it.
    ;)

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  4. isn't the next line, "I love to stay at the YMCA?"

    Great Microfiction Monday!

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  5. LOL SouthLakeMom!

    I loved this mircofiction. A great take on the picture.

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  6. I hope the poor thing wasn't in the 'lift' (elevator) for too long with Eddie--that's how babies are made! LOL
    Good job.

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  7. Wasn't this after the Village People ?? Perhaps Bobby Ray and Bobby Joe are enjoying their visit to New York.

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  8. Dear swputh ...how true!

    Dear Akelamalu,
    I will have to check him up. I forgot all about this for a very long time...until I saw this MFM prompt. The number he gave is still in my album of Alone in New York memories...

    Thanks Jingle, I am glad you liked it...

    Dear SouthLakesMom
    Actually, I was terrified at first - all alone. But it turned out great! At 42nd Street, I was strolling by and someone yelled -Hi Ninot! Turned out to be my Nigerian friend from Uni!

    Dear Ellie
    Thanks and I love having you here!

    Dear Sylviamorice
    To tell you the truth, I knew someone was going to say that. Eddie was the perfect gentleman ...

    Dear Bill,
    Yup, I met my "Macho Man," after a night at the "Y.M.C.A" in New York City, then I should have "Go West" to "San Francisco" but I had no money. I too "Can't Stop the Music" of Village People!

    Thanks everyone for dropping by!

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  9. Oh wow, what a story with a story - I loved reading this, and the 'about' after. I wonder whatever happened to Eddie?
    :-)

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  10. Dear Susan,

    So do I. But I love the fact that Eddie was there at that moment, that place and that need...and remains a mysterious memory!

    All I remember was that he was very tall and very cute, but I had no characters left to go into all that!

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  11. You packed so much into your story. i can imagine all kinds of things going on.

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  12. Yes, Nessa - it was that once in a lifetime kind of holiday on your own that everyone should try at least once in their life...

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  13. Did you ever call him?
    Great piece.
    Gerardine

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  14. Dear Gerardine,

    No, I never did. Thanks for the visit! A couple of days ago, I was at yours but had problems leaving you a message...

    Hope you got it!

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  15. Ahhhh! The shining knight in the lift! A modern rescue of a maiden in distress! Great little story!

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  16. Thanks Gemma,
    Glad you liked it! Have a great week ahead.

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  17. And for some reason this reminded me of a Billy Joel song...interesting read!

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  18. Dear Hope,
    Was I Christie Brinkly in the video?

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