100 DoRaM: Day 96 – Musing with Charlie

“Did you have to use that word?”

Charlie!  What’s wrong with that word?”

“For one, you said you’d never use it.  Second, that is not a very creative title.”

“It’s got your name on it and everybody likes you.”

“Good point.  Let’s move on then.”

“Okay. You’re so funny.”

“I am… a little.  You… how do you feel?”

“Hmmm… not sure actually.”

“Come on!  Come… you have to feel kind of good.”

“I guess.  I do.”

“You should.  You’ve written a lot.  You’ve made progress in more areas than one.  With everything you’ve had to deal with this year, I think it is quite an accomplishment.  This blog… your…”

“What?  Don’t stop and don’t look at me that way!”

“You do look a little tired and…”


“You’ve got too much damn fiction in your head.”

(gosh… he’s right.)

“Do you have to do that?  I can hear you.”

“Sorry.  Umm… it’s normal isn’t it?”

“Yeah. I guess it’s normal for you.  I just think you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to finish all that you’ve got in there.”

“I know.  I know.  I just can’t help it.  But you know what?”


“I’m going to write them all down.  Make a list of all my stories, works in progress.”

“Yeah… you go and do that and add to the pressure you put on yourself because the initial project isn’t done yet.”

“Damn it Charlie!”

“Mel!  Get a grip.  The work is there.  It’s not going anywhere.  People will understand. When it’s done to your satisfaction it will be done.  Look at me.”


“You’ve got me in limbo.”

“No, I don’t. You’re in limbo because you’re afraid to jump in.”

“Damn it Mel!  Damn it!  You’re right.  You’re completely right.  I’m just… I’m afraid to see her and fall apart in front of her.”

“It’s okay Charlie.  I promise it will all be okay.”

“You made her perfect for me.”

“Not so perfect.  Remember?”

(Gosh… he’s so cute when he breathe sighs.)

“You and your breathe sighs.”

“It feels good.  Admit it.  Breathe sighs are good for you.”

(breathe sigh…)

“It’s cuter when you do it and yeah… it does feel good.”


“Yes Mel.”

“I’m glad you’re here.”

“Me too.  It feels good to have been invited this time.”

“I had to have you here today.  I miss you.”

“You don’t.  But thanks.”


“You don’t miss me!  I know you don’t.  I think you just like me around when you need me.”

“Not true!  But… is that bad?”

“No.  I like it. I’m glad to be needed.”

(He’s so adorable!)

“I am.  Now.  2017 is almost… well that’s it actually.  It’s done girl!  Don’t stress out about it.  It will happen.”

“Yeah.  You’re right.  Wait…”


“Which thing are you talking about?”

“Well… your novel.  What are you talking about?”

(clears throat)

“My novel of course.”


“Oh look at the time!  Gotta go.”

“I don’t like that suspicious look on your face.”

“What?  I’m sure I don’t know what you mean.”

“Right… you don’t know.  You’re such a vixen!  Kiss?”

“Umm… maybe not this time?”

“Wait… are you asking me?”



“Just… good night Charlie.”

“Damn girl!  You’ve got some head on you.  Gotta love it!”

“I’m full of it!”

“You are.  Now get some rest will ya?  Got another year to go.  You and I.”

“I’m excited. And this is your home too, you know.”

“Oh… I’ll be around.  Don’t you worry about that.”

“Good. That makes me happy.”

“Anything for you.  Good night beautiful.”

(breathe sigh)


“Charlie!  I thought you left!”

“You’re not posting that song again!”

“It’s a really good version.  It’s not a song.  It’s this really cool croon.”

“You’re over using that word.”

“Charlie?  Are you here to encourage me or criticize me?”

“Fine.  It…”


“You’re right.  You’re always right.  It is a pretty cool version.  Oh… I like that smile.”

“Thank you.  I’m happy.  Quite happy.  Can I post it now?”

“Yeah.  Can I hang out for a while?”

“Of course.  Always.”

“Wanna dance?”


© 2017 Mel Gutiér

Love y’all!

Thank you so much for reading and for listening.


18 thoughts on “100 DoRaM: Day 96 – Musing with Charlie

  1. Charlie came out to celebrate, Mel. Give him a celebration to remember. He’s right. The things you want in 2018 will happen. The novel, and stuff. It’s all there, lining up to be yours. I hope you dont have to wait too long. 😉
    Charlie looks a bit like Jake from Sixteen Candles, doesnt he?

    I love the fiction in your head. But don’t feel it all has to come out at once! Lol even fiction sleeps.

    You’re brilliant, Mel! Truly!

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  2. Well done Charlie, in think you’ve straightened her out a bit for the New Year, we’ll see how long she lasts in 2018, Oh well, I say Charlie, “She’s always so cheeky and stubborn, isn’t she”, … “Yep, I know what she’s like Ivor, damn crazy woman”…… Happy Year to both of you, from Ivor xxoo.

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  3. Mel! I’m having a great time with you. This was one of the best ever. Dancing with you is so much fun. If you don’t mind. I’m sticking around for a while. I kind of like this. Now… GET SOME SLEEP!

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