How to Write a Love Scene Blue


She remembers the fallen leaves and wild berries. The days between light and flame. Grace and grit. It must have been November.

She takes up her pen and begins with heart lines and red hours lost long ago.

That was the month when two lovers sought love’s lure. Committing all its crime. They created their own film -noir.

Silhouettes on the hardwood. He and she dancing in the darkness, into chemistry, heated stares, into the witching hour’s pleasures of sensual things.

A sultriness between them. His hand in her hair. Beauty. The flicker of a lamplight, as bodies ignite. Wildfire embracing the roundabout.

The flame grabs what it wants. Naturally, without thought. She knows they are going to give themselves to it The heat, the delights of nakedness and fresh sheets.

Foggy window..Clothes on the floor. Lost in music and a wordless fathom where nothing exist yet, but this moment.

Her heart remembers. Storm beneath the skin. Orange leaves igniting. Branches entwined. Bursting buds. His essence inside her. Plunging toward the place only he’s allowed to go. Deepening each moment. Casting a cinematic sheen.

She remembers the girl she was clothed in him, suffused with hope and exclamation points. Desire so fresh, it felt palpable before it burned away.

Now she writes of lost fire in her notebook of blue. Trying to decipher what the past really wants. Letting language fall out between half moons and melancholy stars. She lives off the leftover syllables, a love unsustainable, and everything she never told him.

-Tosha Michelle

My cover of Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” for Danny and Diane.


78 thoughts on “How to Write a Love Scene Blue

  1. Memories can be a blessing or a curse depending on how you have fared through the journey. I love your walk in melancholy as I love your description of the fires of passion. A very beautiful and bitter-sweet write. You master the feelings and render them so well.

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  2. Another prosey piece, which I like very much! This has the feel of a short story, Tosha. And I’m always interested in how you come up with your creative and original word combinations and images — so lovely. Finally, your singing is beautiful. I envy your gift of music and song. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. I’ve started to write more “prosey” per your suggestion. You’ll still see the shorter lines from time to time too. I appreciate your feedback. I hope sleep finds you tonight. xo


      1. I like your “prosey” … But I like your short lines too, πŸ˜‰ “It’s all good,” as they say. And yes, sleep did find me last night, but only after a fashion; i.e., once I finally got to sleep. LOL Wishing you a terrific Thursday!

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  3. I love how you can pirouette on a phrase, β€œShe lives off the leftover syllables”. For me your words always evoke the most amazing memories and emotions, thank you! Have a wonderful evening and splendid Thursday!

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  4. Beautifully written – I’m a fan. I liked this line especially: “Trying to decipher what the past really wants.” It’s funny isn’t it? There’s no mystery about that at all – it wants everything. But we… hold back.

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