Hello and welcome to this weeks Tantalizing Tuesday. This is a time when several authors (including me) within a group, get together and choose their own picture an write about it using only 200 words. This has been made more difficult by the fact that so many people are clamping down on picture use. l have chosen this picture from stock free images, enjoy:
"Whoa, that's your ex girlfriend?" Emily stared at the portrait and her heart sunk.
"It's a painting l did of her yeah." Ricky shrugged, feeling awkward but not sure why.
"She's beautiful." Emily whispered.
"Yes...anyway, l want to show you my other paintings."
"Are they all of her?"
"Don't be silly! I had no reason to paint her more than once."
But Emily didn't move, she found it hard to tear her eyes away from this stunning image.
"Did you love her?" she breathed.
"Emily? What is this? She was an ex, l suppose l loved her at the time, but l love you more, ok?"
Emily hung her head, "It's just that she is so pretty and l'm..."
Ricky turned Emily around to face him and held her closely to him.
"You are gorgeous Emily, Claudette was pretty. But look closely at her eyes."
Emily turned to stare into the bright blue eyes of Claudette.s painting."
"So blue." she mumbled.
"So cold, Emily." Ricky sighed, "Claudette was beautiful on the outside only, she was a cold, cruel woman who played me for a fool."
Emily turned to see Ricky's kind, lost face.
"I love you Ricky." she smiled.
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