Saturday, September 4, 2010

Look, Oggle, and Dream...

I've had a week that is screwball. The air conditioning went out which means the interior of the house is 85 degrees while outside is 90 or more. I went to work today thinking air conditioning yes! Drove the car with the air conditioning on full blast for the first 15 minutes. Get home tonight and wishing hard the house was cool. I know better but dreams can come true. Not so this time. I got the mail and walked back to the car to take things inside. As I open the car door cool air hits me as the interior is till cool. I wanted to crawl inside and not come out. Then my mind taps me on the shoulder saying you need to go in and check on the house. Inside it's 85! Sun has gone down. I've got fans on. Other half texts me saying you need to turn A/C off for them to come work on it tomorrow. Excuse me while I laugh and stammer. He'll turn it off in morning and show me where main breaker is. For now I'm enjoying the picture above, imaging being as dressed as he is with a cool drink and pool beside me.

Enjoy some creative daydreaming in the flash below.


I glance up wondering where the next candidate is. Heat rolls off the desert sands in large visible waves distorting the landscape before plunging deep into the canyon beyond. Enjoying the brief coolness the infrequent bursts of wind bring, I've discarded my clothes. All who come to me are to be nude as well.

I hear footsteps. A young male enters, hesitating and glancing about the small adobe dwelling I occupy. My studio's simple trappings allow me to create without interruption or worldly influence. His gaze meets mine. His hands worry the blanket knotted around his waist.

I motion him forward, smiling and nodding. He waits as though weighing his decision. I'm sure he's heard the rumors and stories of the white woman with graying hair looking for handsome Native American males to capture in art or photo. I no longer capture the looks and winks I did in my youth. I've lived a full life. Still, a nubile young hard male body sets my heart to racing. My mons moistens with excitement. He has dropped his blanket part way.

I grab my camera and click shot after shot as my girlish psyche sweeps me back in time to when such a treat was mine for sampling.


Rebecca Murray said...

Nice pic! And a nice piece of flash fiction to bring it to life!

I had a good laugh about your a/c, though not a cruel one. I bet you would have loved a bilocation spell last night. Or perhaps tried your hand at the spell that weather witch in Phoenix was trying to get to work when she caused a 69, traffic style.

Solara said...

Rebecca, I would have loved for the A/C to be fixed but magic like wishes often have minds of their own. At least Earle has brought cooler weather today and 60's last night. Now as to witching....well sometimes you gots to be careful what you twitch or switch. *G*

Solara said...

A/c update! it is working. no not by magic...condensor in heatpump had burned out. replaced within 20 minutes for less than a $100 thanks to home warranty! now it is 80 inside with cool air blowing again! YES! and my lap top is working well too. not a bad morning.

Pat C. said...

I'm not sure even air conditioning could counter the effects of that picture.

Lovely flash. I know what I want for Christmas now.

Savanna Kougar said...

Yep, I'm ogling that pic... talk about hero material.

Good thing, I'm not used to AC and don't want it. It revs up the allergies more than the allergens outside. Last night there was a downright chill to the air. Though, I'm betting it will heat up again. Soon.

Solara, great flash. It reminds me of the artist, Georgia O'Keefe.

Solara said...

Pat I don't know if the model is available. I'm sure you could get a copy of the picture....oh you mean you want the model and a more? Do I yell TMI? LOL!

Solara said...

Thank you Savanna. My house is at 75 inside. Thank goodness. My allergies are year round. The cool air helps with my blasted hot flashes and it is not picture induced! My internal thermostat seems to be set on wacky...if I get too warm I get nausea and clammy. Too cold and shivers start. Hopefully all will settle soon. Here's to a nice fall and not too bad winter all in good time.

Savanna Kougar said...

Solara, I know what you mean. I've had the most hellacious hot flashes in the past. Thank god, not recently.
I've also had the shivers in the next moment... I hate it!!! I don't care what any self-help woman guru says about 'the change'.

Sometimes, cleansing the liver helps. And, there are other natural remedies that offer relief.

Serena Shay said...

Whew, great pic and fabulous flash, Solara!

Solara said...

Savanna and Serena Thank you.