The Game – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Tuesday – Passage



“Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”  Leonard Cohen


The Game

She reached for the old book once again as she did every Thursday afternoon. It was quieter here in the bookshop then, and she loved to pour over the pages in private, knowing that she would faintly mark a passage that he would find when, as he always did, came looking later, long after she had gone. It was a delicious game that hadn’t yet lost its charm. She found what spoke for her, placed a book mark and pencilled a dot next to “Let us go to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded …. there I will give you my love.” Sighing heavily, she placed the book back on the shelf and then found her way out of the shop. She set off, determined to buy some grapes before she made her way home. Smiling, she left her door unlocked.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Fiction, life, love, prose, quote, relationship, romance, Sex

50 responses to “The Game – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Unlocked door… very inviting 🤪😄

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  2. Sweet and enticing. Enjoyed the comments too 🤭

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  3. And now my curiosity is awakened. What happens next? Perhaps this
    story will have another chapter.

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  4. Sweetly enticing…so much left to the imagination.😉😄

    Liked by 1 person

  5. The grapes need to be tasted especially after the vines have budded.

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  6. Don’t leave us in suspense! lol.

    The book worm in me has always felt, a book shop is a place of romance 🙂

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  7. Oh how the mind can wander with this story……more, more!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Hiden communication of the past. Please let it become no unfufilled love. 😉 Well written, Paul! Thank you, and have a beautiful week! Michael

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  9. I love it absolutely. Also the Leonard Cohen quote.

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  10. I wasn’t sure if the game was real, once real but now lost, or a fantasy unfulfilled. Perhaps it could be something of all three.

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  11. lync56

    That is so beautiful


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