There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea

We just met, but I am already in a state of limerence over this girl that I recently started communicating with.  Maybe it is just lust as it has been a while since the last time I got laid and maybe I am just in love with the idea of being in love.  I had to scuttle my last relationship even though I found that girl to be sexually arousing, the sex was bad.  Most of the time she just laid there like a dead fish and she always wanted it in a certain position and I believe that variety is the spice of life.  I am not published yet, but I do consider myself to be an author, and this girl never liked anything that I wrote.  That was the only time that I ever broke up with someone with a text message, and I know everybody says that is impolite, but I just did not want to see her any more.  When romance takes that turn down a dead end street, there is nothing anyone can do or say to change your mind.

The new girl is very intelligent and she said that she likes all of my stories.  We are talking about going on a cruise together, as she loves to travel and it is much cheaper if you have someone to share a cabin with.  It is kind of like showering with a friend to save water and I feel that a person does not need to be in love to enjoy the intense physical pleasure that sex can provide, and if she is open to this, then boy oh boy I am literally all in.  I have never been on a cruise before, but it does sound like a romantic way for us to get to know each other.  I was on a glass bottom boat and I thought that was spectacular.

She is a scuba diver, but that does not interest me, as I am going on the cruise for the food, because I consider myself to be a hobbit.  I like to have my breakfast then my second breakfast and later I indulge in a snack that I call Elevenses (usually eaten at 11 AM), which comes just before lunch.  I always make time for afternoon tea with some cakes of course and I never miss dinner and then before crashing I will have my supper.  I did love looking at the pictures that she took on her last adventure.  She had this amazing video of a Sea Angel, what a ghostly sight watching this tiny, translucent creature flapping its wings, as it slowly made its way through the water like some mystical being from a spirit realm.  She told me that the Sea Angel is a slug and that they are notorious for their graceful swimming which is aided by all four of their wings.  Their bodies are semi-transparent, making it is easy to see the coral-pink and yellow coloring of their internal structures and also they are hermaphrodite and they lay a gelatinous mass of floating eggs.  I really hope that things work out with this new girl as I think that she could be the one, but if it doesn’t, there are plenty of fish in the sea.

Written for Daily Addictions by rogershipp prompt Scuttle, for Rachel Poli I Read I Write I Create Short Story Sunday 216: Nothing, for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt “Sea Angel”, for FOWC with Fandango — Notorious, for Swimmers the New Community Pool prompt – Author, for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 07 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “boy, hobbit and romance” and for Ragtag Community Marching together to inspire one another Daily Prompt Limerence.

15 thoughts on “There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea

  1. Now that is killing a lot of birds with one stone. Good idea to combine prompts as I’m running myself ragged (typing my fingers to the bone?) trying to complete them all. Perhaps I’ll follow your example next time. If you want to eat a dozen meals a day, a cruise is right up your alley, by the way. Enjoyed your story and loved your girlfriend’s photo as well. Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy. I have been combining writing challenges for a while now, this post combined 7 and I feel it is less work that way. Utilizing as many prompts as I can, makes my stories more interesting to write and I really do not eat that much but I know that hobbits do and I knew that eating and cruises do go together.

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  2. You have become a master at combining multiple prompts — in this case, seven — into a single post. It’s actually quite impressive that you can do that and still weave a coherent tale into a single response.

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    1. Thanks Dango. I feel that having more prompts allows me to focus my imagination and use my creativity as no challenge is too big for me and no story is too wild for me to tackle. The more prompts that I use, the more research I have to put into my stories and this makes my stories change and evolve as I am writing them. My stories may not be as profound as I would like them to be and if I can’t fit a prompt in then I move on. It is kind of like that man at the shore, who picks up starfish on the beach and throws them back into the ocean and another man asks him what he is doing. He says, “I am throwing starfish into the ocean, because the Sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.” The other man says, “There are miles and miles of beach and you will never be able to save all of them.” The man bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean and said, “That one will live.”

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