Y’all!!! I’m getting closer to letting this whole work out. Well… part 1. I have so many butterflies in my stomach. I’m nervous and at the same time… so excited!
My novel has a soundtrack. I feature songs for certain scenes. Sometimes they are directly related to the scene and the characters may mention them. Other times I insert a song between the scenes that I would like the reader to listen to in relation to it. The characters are not involved. Sort of like watching a movie with a soundtrack. It’s my way. You will find song titles through out the work. So excited!
Revisited Chapter 3. Tucked in some lines I wanted to refresh and changed some vocabulary. I remember when I was thirteen and dreaming of love. I was not as brave as Matl though. I stayed well enough away under a rock. Well… I didn’t have a Joseph like she does. However, the feelings and longing for that love or crush… yummy.
Things are changing… how will this all play out? Oh my! LOL. Just a little tease of things that you will encounter in part 1 of SKoH.
I say smiling. I get a faint smile back but no response. I don’t say anything else and we just stand there looking at the slow rotating view. He scoots a bit closer to me and our hands find each other. So naturally, so perfectly. The moment reminds me of something. There is an old song Auntie Lauren used to sing to Alexis and Joseph when they were small. Joseph would sing it to me when we were little. Well I was very small when he began singing it to me. He would do it often during our quiet moments cuddling or sitting together, playing or just being… together. It had been a while, years since he last sang it to me. This moment is no different than those days, except that now it is I who will sing to him, in my softest most perfect voice…
Ellie Goulding – “How long will I love you”
“How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I can. How long will I need you? As long as the seasons need to, follow their plan. How long will I be with you? As long as the sea is bound to, wash up on the sand… As long as you want me to, and longer by far… As long as your father told you… As long as stars are above you, and longer if I may… As long as stars are above you…”
“Stop! You’re killing me!”
He exclaims in a whisper turning to look at me. It makes me gasp. Deep breath Matl. Smile. I want to feel him, touch him. I caress his face. He closes his eyes. He’s lovely to me. I don’t care who is watching or what anyone thinks. His big blue eyes wide open now, piercing my soul, rendering me weak.
“You remember that song?”
“How could I forget.”
Big sigh. My hand still on his cheek. He turns his head and kisses the palm of my hand. I realize now that he has been seducing me, making me fall in love with him since I was a small child. And now, now… I’m his. Only his. I’ve never had a choice in the matter. I bare up on my toes but only reach his neck and kiss him there, taking in a breath of his scent, catching him off guard. He smells incredible. I linger a bit there in the nook of the left side of his neck and I stick my tongue out just enough to wet the spot. He takes a deep breath as he feels the kiss and I feel his right hand faintly on my left hip. I whisper in his ear…
“I love you forever Joseph Harrison.”
Chapter 3 – Metamorphosis, Some Kind of Heaven, Part 1 (Matl book 1)
©2017 Mel Gutiér
This is a classic Waterboys track. However, in the novel, this is the cover I feature. You saw a sample of how I list the music in between scenes above. This song means a lot to me. It is on the soundtrack of one of my all time favorite films, About Time. Also, I think of how much I love my girls. Breathe sigh…
(I love this video!)
Thanks so much for reading and for listening.