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The Colors of Love MAG

By Anonymous

Red is the color I turned when Mark Adams first kissed me on the cheek. I said I most certainly did not like him, and he said he could prove I was lying. He knew a special test. By changing colors I failed the test, and he couldn’t stop laughing.

Orange was the color of our fingertips when we finished a family-sized bag of Cheetos. We stayed up all night watching “Star Wars” movies. Mark couldn’t believe I’d never seen a George Lucas film. We didn’t eat popcorn because he had lost his popcorn-popping privileges. He didn’t tell me why; he just said it was a dark day in the Adams household.

Yellow daffodils were pushing up from the ground when he took me to the park, saying we must “celebrate spring.” He brought an enormous red kite, the kind that has a tail with ribbons. As we sat in the grass, he undid the sun-colored ribbon in my brown hair, adding it to the tail of the kite. We ran all around the park to keep our kite flying, the ribbons waving.

Green was the color of Mark’s face after we rode the biggest roller coaster in the amusement park. He’s afraid of them, but he rode it anyway to prove that he was “man enough,” I guess. When the ride was over, he dashed to the nearest trash can, emptying his stomach. So much for manhood. I couldn’t stop laughing. That is, until he said if I didn’t stop, he’d kiss me on the mouth. Barf kiss: gross!

Blue envelopes are tied up with string in a shoebox under my bed. Love letters Mark left in my locker, signed, “Your secret admirer, Mark.” I told him signing his name defeated the purpose of a secret admirer, but he said he didn’t care.

Indigo ink on the palm of his hand where he wrote “I love you.” I kissed his palm, and all of his fingers, before settling on his mouth.

Violet roses I received a week before our anniversary. We never exchanged gifts on that day. He said red ones were overdone. “Besides,” he added, “violet is the color of passion.” He waggled his eyebrows, and I laughed, hitting him lightly on the arm.

The colors of the rainbow are the ties that bring Mark and me together. Growing ever stronger, they portray our love.

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on Jun. 23 2010 at 10:12 am
splenda. SILVER, Century, Florida
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on Jun. 23 2010 at 7:21 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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This is absolutely amazing!  I loved it!  Fabulous job:)Keep writing!

Btw, anyone who sees this, will you check out and comment on my work?

on Jun. 15 2010 at 2:20 pm
vikesfan28 GOLD, Genoa, Nevada
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continue! I don't know if it's real or fictious, but I think you should definitely continue it.  Make it into a totally dramatic story!

on Jun. 11 2010 at 10:20 pm
PrudenceFang BRONZE, Herriman, Utah
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"Life isn't worth living unless you believe in something."

Cool! I love it! Good job!

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on Jun. 10 2010 at 4:17 pm
Diana101 GOLD, Grove City, Ohio
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I loved your story! Here lately i've been in the mood for romance stories, so this just hits the spot:)

I love how you tied the colors of the rainbow into your story!

plantrock said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 11:10 pm
plantrock, Roscoe, Illinois
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Ultraviolet is the sunshine this story brought upon my day.

on Jun. 1 2010 at 8:31 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

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i liked how you tied the colors of the rainbow with your story. a very cute way to make your story more...colorful. Verry good!

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on Jun. 1 2010 at 6:47 pm
tweeet., Atglen, Pennsylvania
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happy birthdayy.

that's so amazing! awww, love it!

on Jun. 1 2010 at 6:10 pm
meganiscooler GOLD, New Kingston, New York
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I really liked this. Reading it, I was SO scared the last one would be something depressing.. but it's really cute (:

on Jun. 1 2010 at 5:41 pm
charlottegirl BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe in pink. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot...I believe that the happiest girls are the prettiest girls." -Audrey Hephburn

this is lovely, and it made me smile :)

lunnmoony said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 5:02 pm
i loved it but, the last sentence remeinded me of an essay. leaving it at the violet would have been good.

on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:47 pm
PussnBoots GOLD, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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B-E-A-Utiful!! It's so sweet and cute!!!!

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on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:27 pm
KonyaB!!! GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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Gorgeous. I love it! Keep on writing!!!

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on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:17 pm
Dilemma GOLD, Allstn, New Hampshire
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Lovely, beautiful, amazing! This story brought tears to my eyes. Good work and keep writing! :)

on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:06 pm
SimplyRachel PLATINUM, Charlotte, North Carolina
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This is soo good! It makes me think of my best friend and things him and i have done together. There's the 1 special thing that ties us together.

on Jun. 1 2010 at 1:29 pm
Eliz@Beth BRONZE, Jewett, Texas
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this is really good :)

on Jun. 1 2010 at 7:47 am
LaughingGirl GOLD, Ocala, Florida
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Aww! That was so cute and beautifully written!

bilbogirl GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 7:35 am
bilbogirl GOLD, Townsend, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
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This is adorably amazing. The whole time, all i could think to say was "awww." I liked the one for blue the best :)

on May. 29 2010 at 5:36 pm
NeverCaredForKool-Aid GOLD, Elkridge, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I don't believe in hell but I believe in my parent's couch-- Watsky

That was so romantic- and way creative.  Super sweet and totally original.  Plus, if it were me writing something like this- I would never have been able to think of something for Orange.

on May. 10 2010 at 10:06 pm
one_of_a_kind_girl GOLD, N/A, California
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This is absolutely without a doubt BEAUTIFUL! I was captivated from the beginning to the end! I LOVE IT!