When Will I Be Loved?

All the kids called me tinsel teeth when I got my braces and they were fixed so I could not remove them, as they were glued to the front of each tooth and linked together with wires.  I understood that my teeth were crooked and the braces would help harnesses my body’s natural ability to remodel its own tissue.  All I wanted for Christmas was to have them taken off and when the day came, I jumped for joy.  Excitement filled the air and love was all around, maybe I am being rash here, as I didn’t really know what love was all about yet, but I did wish to find out about that.  I thought that I wouldn’t have to be shy around girls any more and maybe I could get lucky and connect with some babe.

It was not easy for me being ridiculed by the other kids, listening to them murmur about me and I even heard them chortle sometimes when I went by.  I spent so much time crying in my room with red eyes and my parents would urge me to come out of the salty sanctuary, but I had the determination of a stone and when I did come out, all I would do is flop on the couch.  They finally came off and I began to cherish my new smile.  I was excited beyond all belief, but I still was not getting anywhere with the girls.  Then on Valentine’s Day I got a card from Eve that said I was the reason for her smile.

Written for Tyler M Deal 5 Words Prompt – Red Connect Card Stone Excited, for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Cherish, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Wish, for the Daily Spur prompt – Excitement, for FOWC with Fandango – Rash, for December Writing Prompts – The salty sanctuary, for Ragtag Community – Joy, for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Sound Bite, December 21 2019 hosted by weejars aka Sarah where she asks us to use three onomatopoeic words – Chortle Flop Murmur, for Di’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Babe Eve Harness and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Tinsel.

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