A whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on

blue ice

Teeth-chattering, goose-pimply, words dropping like ice cubes from trembling lips, cold. Not cold, nervous energy, enough to air condition a third-world, desert country.

Normally a well-maintained professional, whenever he’s around, I turn into a quivering jellyfish. I can’t speak without stammering or walk without stumbling over a piece of lint on the carpet.

I must come across like a love-struck schoolgirl, incapable of carrying on an adult conversation. I can feel the heat rise in my cheeks. I don’t know what to do with my hands.

Too bad I’m old enough to be his mother.

This week’s challenge is inspired by “I’m Shakin’,” by Jack White

  1. it’s been a long time since I felt like this, but I remember it was delightful and wonderful. 😉

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  2. Fabulous word play here. The visuals draw the reader in and the powerful punch softly lands in the last sentence. That’s masterful writing.

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  3. Smokin’

    Hello Mrs. Robinson 😉

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  4. How absolutely cool – I never saw that ending coming – as always beautiful prose with a silky underbelly.
    Thank you for sharing
    AnnMarie

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  5. Rawr (is that how it goes?)

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    1. I think that’s what the kids say…

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  6. That still happens to me and I’m old enough to be their grandmother.
    Leslie

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    1. I think my grandmother used to call it, ‘tha vapours.’

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      1. I would call it the “hots”
        Leslie

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