I can’t quit you

I can’t quit you. I hear your siren’s call and must answer.

The pull towards you is a rip tide of churning emotions. There is no peace, no comforting embrace surrounding me, only currents tugging and dragging me in so many different directions, my head throbbing with possibilities.

My beating heart threatens to burst from my chest. My mind races, my hands tremble in anticipation as I let my eyes wander over you, taking in all your secrets, all your hidden treasures. We have no use for words. Feather-light touch of fingertips, timed to achieve the payoff we both seek is all the language we need.

Gazing at you longingly for hours, in the hopes of seeing a signal from you that you are mine alone. My anxiety matched only by the excitement you create in me. The thrill of the pursuit, the hunger for more.

I know I’m not your only admirer. Rivalries over you become heated, cutthroat displays of gamesmanship. One trying to best the other, each maneuvering into position for the ultimate prize.

Is this real? Or only an obsession, growing more frantic, more out-of-control each time we meet.

Oh! Sweet eBay, this love is killing me, but you’re the only one for me.

For the Indie Ink Writing Challenge this week, Diane challenged me with “This love is killing me but you’re the only one” and I challenged Jen_O with “You find a genie in a bottle who gives you one wish. You can’t bring anyone back from the dead, make anyone fall in love with you, or wish for more wishes. What is your wish, and what are the unexpected consequences of granting that wish?”

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Tempting, isn’t it? I was at an event with Kris last week where she bought a blinged out awesome phone cover for $0.01 plus $8 shipping. I was jealous. Fortunately, I didn’t have my iPad with me, so I could restrain myself.


  2. Kat says:

    Dang! I was not expecting ebay. I too have to stay away and Hubby is forbidden to lurk there anymore!


  3. Melisa says:


    I had to quit cold turkey. :)


  4. Ha! Love dysfunctional mom’s comment above. I did not expect this at all. Wonderful surprise ending to a well-written post.


  5. Carrie says:

    OMG, I loved this. And I felt like you were in my head circa 2005…I was a tad obsessed with eBay :)


  6. fghart says:

    Perfection, Tara! So beautifully painted: an aerial flip with a twist at the end. Nicely done.


  7. Ok, so I was totally NOT expecting ebay! LOL I get sucked in on the excitement of winning a bid too!! I’m currently on the hunt for a good price on Brainetics. have you seen that? Looks amazing for math help!!


  8. Mama Zen says:

    This is awesome!


  9. Robin Hawke says:

    That signal, sure to come, but tantalizingly xhours, xminutes, xseconds away.

    Loved the love, Robin


  10. Liz Culver says:

    lol, very clever – loved the reveal at the end – very intense up til that point. I get caught up in ebay so those emotions are real – especially during the last few seconds of an auction – will it be mine?


  11. Sarah says:

    LOL! OMG, I love the twist at the end. Your take on this was stellar and really made me smile!!


  12. Random Girl says:

    whew,,, that was hot… I need to spend some time on eBay because I am certainly missing out!


  13. Oh man! I read in awe, as always, over your writing prowess. The wonderfully descriptive language, the scene materializing in my mind… Or so I thought. The last line made me snort! Absolutely not what I was expecting, but I absolutely love it!


  14. Whooo! Steamy. Does your husband know about these goings-on??


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