Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Where there's smoke

The weather forecasts talk about thunderstorms when mother steps into my room, her skin tone noticeably lighter than usual. "Frank is coming to dinner" she says. "Try to behave". She spends the rest of the afternoon nervously walking around the apartment in heels, changing her jewelry every half hour while loudly talking to herself as if to another person. "Does this look right? Yes. No. Yes. Yes."

Chloe has just returned from work when the doorbell rings, mother's face a nuance of pale that accentuates her Rouge Coco lipstick (#10 Camélia). With that bone white Moschino dress from the early 90s she really does look fabulous, like a movie star just before the drug addictions.

And Frank, there's something about the way he looks at me from across the table, I can't put it into words but he's tidier than the last time I saw him. Mother serves a stuffed bird and talks about how they met at a Who concert in 1979, but I get the feeling there's more to the story. The subtle tremble in her voice gives her away, I look at Chloe looking at me. She feels it too.


40 comments:

  1. nice photos you have there!. Did you shoot that yourself?.

    and by the way,, that "stuffed bird" served by ur mother... Sounds interesting.. hehehe

    L♥ve to be here(✿◠‿◠)

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  2. I hope you are keeping a compilation of these in a leather bound journal because reading your excerpts isn't enough. I want to be able to feel, smell, and taste your writing on paper, that's how much I am in love with it.

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  3. They started the riot: http://encoremag.com/new-york/articles/4811/five-famous-concert-riots

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  4. Interesting and tatesful ideas!

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  5. I am so undeniably intrigued with your life.

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  6. There is always more to the story we decline to share with our children.

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  7. Is Chloe your sister, or roommate? And I concur wholeheartedly with Katrina there!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  8. I bet there is more than what your mother told you.
    This Frank, has something in him.
    Beautiful.

    x
    .

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  12. haha I really like the name of your blog

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  13. A perfect time to read this.
    I was kept awake last night by the shattering of thunder while sky electricity came uninvited through my windows.

    You have a dreamer's soul. Sounds like your Mama did too.
    May you find the answers you're looking for.
    Never stop wandering (^.^)

    sending you happy spells

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  14. Nice photos you have here. And your writing is beautiful- as if it is from a novel. X

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  15. Very beautiful post. Your words can always be so touching. Brilliant ! <3

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  19. sounds so interesting - your writing is supberb.

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  21. your mother... i sometimes wonder, is it her or is it your fabulous writing that makes her so enigmatic...

    love, love, love,

    Loulou

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  22. ooooohh you can't end it there...they both feel what? XD

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  23. thank You so much, Your photos are lovely!

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  24. I love your stories Avy, so real and lovely..and the pictures you post are always beautiful too! :)
    Love,
    Daysha ♥

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  26. middle shot is amazing! love it!

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  29. I'm a new follower! love your stories!
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