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Too Shy

by Miz Yin

She never understood it; he had said repeatedly that he loved her; he even spoke of possibly tattooing her initials on his knuckles someday, and yet he had never kissed her; not in six months of knowing her, not in three-and-a-half months of tentatively dating her. Their one date was nothing to sneeze at; that lunch at Jack in the Box had been, well, magical. It had been her first date ever; no matter where it had been it would have been splendid. She had kissed him three times; the first time she had missed, the other two she had hit the target: his cheek; she, too, was shy — and she was getting frustrated with the immense amount of shyness in their relationship. She couldn’t think of someone she wanted to be kissed by more — it was adorable that he was so much of a gentleman, but dammit, she wanted to be kissed! But she was just going to have to wait or do it herself — after all, shy only gets you so far.

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Miz Yin is a 19 year old college student hoping to one day become a freelance translator with some noveling on the side.

6 comments:

reynolds said...

I love this. Nice six.

Madam Z said...

This is a sweet story. But at some point, "she" might want to question the sexual orientation of the elusive "he."

the elusive "he" said...

Hey! I'm not gay!!! (Not that there's anything wrong with it.)

Madam Z said...

Dear "elusive 'he'"

Okay, you're not a gay guy, you're a shy guy. But "dammit,shy only gets you so far!" She wants "to be kissed!" So KISS HER ALREADY!

Miz Yin said...

The guy wasn't gay, just shy. Hence the title.

Shaindel said...

I *really* like "after all, shy only gets you so far." And just darn fine writing :-) I expect I'll be seeing you in Fiction Writing class, MWF 9-9:50 next quarter, Miz Yin? Nice rhythm of the piece, too...

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Prof. Beers