Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Give Me Love - Part 3

Priya grabbed the arrow out of Amorrette’s grasp.  “Don’t you ever say that again. In fact, don’t you even think it. You know how much trouble you could get into. It is against the law to poke yourself or any other cupid with an arrow. Cupids can’t fall in love with humans, they are to be coupled with other cupids. You know the punishment is …”
Amorette held up her hand. “I know, I know … if I prick myself with the arrow and fall in love with a human, I will banished to the outer world, forced to walk alone for all eternity.”
“So would experiencing love really be worth it?” asked Priya.
“I believe it would.”







Chapter 2


Amorette eyed the couple picnicking under the large oak tree in the park. She stood just on the other side of the tree with her bow in hand so they couldn’t see or hear her. Their bright pink auras mingled together and danced in front of the blue sky. Amorette wanted to dance and laugh with the auras, the couple’s happiness was contagious causing Amorette to long for a love of her own.
Amorette knew this was a couple who would last a lifetime, if not lifetimes. They had found each other in this life and would have their happily ever afters. Most likely they would find each other in the next life too and again experience the same happiness. They were the lucky ones who had found their soul mate. Once you found your soul mate, you were destined to be together for an eternity.
She knew she needed to make it official. There was no reason for the couple to prolong feeling the full effects of the love they shared. Amorette lifted her bow and pulled out a single arrow. They were snuggled so close to each other, she wouldn’t need two.
The shot was quick and hit its easy mark. The couple stopped talking, looked deep into each other’s eyes and then very slowly, the man brushed a stray hair from the woman’s cheek just before planting a soft kiss on her lips.
Amorette turned, closed her eyes, and let out a happy sigh as she leaned against the tree.
“Hello darling.”
Amorette’s smile faded as she opened her eyes. “Hello Tris.”
He carried his bow loosely in his hand, so Amorette did not worry about the happy couple seeing or hearing him. He was being careful, as Tris always was. He came in close and leaned into her, placing one hand on the tree.
“Missed you last night,” said Tris.
“I was working,” explained Amorette. “Gotta meet that quota, right?”
She help up her bow as if proving her point. She hated that he was so close to her and fought the urge to push him away. Silently she vowed not to let Tris get under her skin, she was in far too good of a mood.
“There’s a concert at Hartner Square, you could just throw some darts in the crowd and see what sticks,” said Tris. “Quota met and an extra fun time for some random music lovers, win win.”
Amorette rolled her eyes. “You know I don’t see it that way. I want to find soul mates like this couple behind the tree.”
Tris leaned over and looked at the couple before making a face of disgust. “They’re just talking.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
Tris shrugged. “Just seems a little boring is all.”
“Love is not boring, Tris,” snapped Amorette. “It’s passionate and …”
“Do I really have to hear this ol’ speech again?” Tris interrupted her. “We get it, you love love. But we are not in the business of passion my darling, we are in the business of spreading love. No one says it has to stick.”

“It didn’t used to be that way,” stated Amorette, “and no, Tris, you don’t have to listen to me go on and on about love, you’re welcome to leave any time. In fact, I’d prefer it that way.”

Friday, May 26, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 2

She pulled out her bow and two golden arrows. Placing both arrows in the bow, she pulled back and released. Her left arrow hit the mark and landed on the man, but her right arrow went askew and hit a woman who was dancing with another man in the middle of the crowded dance floor.
Amorette hated the way Priya acted so nonchalantly towards mortal’s hearts. She slammed her glass on the table. She knew what was going to happen next. There would be a fight over the dancing woman Priya had hit accidently and the brunette by the wall would leave feeling just as lonely and sad.
She sighed heavily as she pulled out her bow and quickly scanned the club for an aura that would match that of the brunette’s. Sitting at the bar was a man hunkered over a drink. His aura told her he was nursing a broken heart and would be a good match for the brunette. She placed two arrows in her bow, set her sights, before releasing her breath to steady her shot. She let the arrows fly and each hit their mark.
The guy at the bar turned just as the man Priya had hit with her arrow punched the guy that had been dancing with the woman. Amorette could see the flash in the man by the bar eyes as he realized the brunette was stuck in the midst of the fight. He hurried over to her and pulled her out of the way, just as the men from the dance floor crashed into the spot she had been standing.
Amorette watched as the brunette thanked her hero and the two of them walked over to the bar together, before she flashed Priya a dirty look and stormed towards the club door.
As Amorette exited the club, Priya ran out after her and grabbed her arm.
“What’s your problem?” asked Priya as Amorette turned to face her. “Even with that last couple, you haven’t reached your quota.” She gave Amoretta a sly smile. “Come on, just throw some darts and then we’ll go have a little fun of our own. You know Tris is having a party topside.”
“The last thing I want to do is hang out in the clouds with Tris,” said Amoretta.
“The elders have spoken, he’s your match, Amoretta,” said Priya. “The sooner you accept that, the sooner you two can be coupled, and then you can have the relationship you’re always droning on about.”
“But it won’t be love,” sighed Amoretta. “I want love and the elders have been very specific that I don’t have to be coupled to Tris until I’m ready. There’s no time limit and I may never be ready for that.”
“Do you know how many cupids would love to be coupled with Tris?” Priya’s mouth hung open. “You’re so lucky. He’s gorgeous, successful, has a slew of followers, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?”
“There’s more to a relationship than just looks,” said Amorette. She pulled an arrow from her quiver and fingered it gently. “I just want to feel real love. I don’t want to be coupled by a bunch of elders who have never been coupled themselves.”
“Love is nothing but trouble,” Priya said with a scowl. “Most of the time it causes heartache. Why the mortals want it so badly, I will never understand.”
 “Oh but Priya, don’t you get how true love makes mortals feel unbelievably happy. It’s like they’re just walking around wrapped in a hug of giddiness.” She smiled and clasped her hands together. “I can’t imagine that feeling of being in love and just knowing that everything is going to fall into place. The anticipation of when you’ll get to see them next and the overwhelming sensation of relief and calm when you do. It’s the type of feeling that makes you feel stronger and more fragile all at the same time.”
“Sounds terrible,” said Priya rolling her eyes.
“I think it sound wonderful,” said Amorette as she eyed the arrow. “So wonderful I think about pricking my own finger just to get a taste of it.”
Priya grabbed the arrow out of Amorrette’s grasp.  “Don’t you ever say that again. In fact, don’t you even think it. You know how much trouble you could get into. It is against the law to poke yourself or any other cupid with an arrow. Cupids can’t fall in love with humans, they are to be coupled with other cupids. You know the punishment is …”
Amorette held up her hand. “I know, I know … if I prick myself with the arrow and fall in love with a human, I will banished to the outer world, forced to walk alone for all eternity.”
“So would experiencing love really be worth it?” asked Priya.

“I believe it would.”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Birthstaone

It is May! If you were born this month, you are an Exotic Emerald


Emerald " The Stone Of Divine Love " 
I guard your heart's essence. I compel you to function at your highest level ensuring that you walk an illuminated path with the brilliance of love as your guide.