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Author Name: FreeTomahawk 5 Comments
Date Added: March 08, 2013 18:03:05 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Short Story
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Moon Lily....Part III
He woke up early that next morning, Melanie was on his mind, big time
She was so unlike any other woman he had ever known....literally, figuratively or biblically
He had an early wake up anyway, he just beat the call by only three hours
It was about 4 am, give or take, when he stepped out on the veranda for some air
The cool September air filled his lungs, waking him immediately, he went back in the living room
He showered, dressed and was ready to go, except for one thing....his flight to San Francisco didn't leave 'til noon
He sighed and sat at the coffee table and read a book he brought with him for the flight....The Art of War, by Sun Tsu
Around nine-ish, he called down to room service and had breakfast: five strips of bacon, three egss, hash browns, four link sausage, and a stack of cinnamon toast....with jelly
He was in a very up mood and was jonesing at the bit to get going, get his biz done in Frisco and wing out to Honolulu....and Melanie
She had told him the orchestra would be at the Honolulu Hilton for the first four days, so he knew where to find her, should he go
He knew he would go, he was just mentally playing with himself over it, was all
He got to Kennedy just ten minutes before takeoff, got through security and got on the 747, just in time
He got into San Francisco around 4:30 and went straight to the hotel, the St. Gregory, up on Telegraph Hill
As an engineer, he marvelled at the streets, all built on hills and very steep, at about a 47 degree incline
It was amazing how the buildings and houses never toppled with time, especially after the earthquake of 1989
He went down to the Velvet Room, the main bar in the St. Gregory and had  bourbon, neat....a few
Afterward, he went to dinner in the main dinning room and sat in a very cozy corner by himself
It was a very agreeable meal and got finished off by a chocolate souffle, famous at the hotel
He went back to the Velvet Lounge, spied a piano that no one was playing, siddled over to it, sat down and played
He was a very talented pianist in his own right, self taught and very good, he drew a small gathering around the piano bar
AFter about an hour and few Cole Porter and GeorgeGerswin tunes, he got up to leave, amid earnest applause
He smiled thanking the crowd and left for his room, the bourbon had it's desired effect, he would sleep soundly tonight
He was to be in town for four days, but finished his work in two, as he taxied to the airport
He caught a 6pm flight to Honolulu, got over to the Hilton, found Melanie's room, knocked and...."Good evening miss, could I interest you in a complete set of the Encyclopedia Brittanica?" She smiled radiantly
To be continued....
Author's Notes:
The plot thickens....hearts quicken.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 9, 2013 01:00:41 PM Report
Well, the reference to Kennedy Airport rules out the 40's, but it still has that old-timey, romantic feel to it. I love the details. You really have a talent for spinning a good yarn, Len...The OTHER Len
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on March 9, 2013 12:48:40 AM Report

The story is moving along nicely. That man sure has a big appetite judging by the breakfast he had.

Looking forward to the next chapter.



Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on May 13, 2012 10:30:45 AM Report
Terrific story.  STRANGE poem.  Works!  --Dave
Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on May 12, 2012 09:55:09 AM Report
I must sayI'm I'm with Alistair. No fair leaving us hanging........get writing!


Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on May 12, 2012 02:28:33 AM Report
Keep it coming Len -- I've really got the affair firmly between my teeth -- great writing sir...



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