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Boldness
August 25, 2021|Short Story

Boldness

Boldness

The vibrations and sounds didn’t allow him to think while a sheet of metal passed over his head. Frank saw hair fall over his shoulders. Years of patient growth were destroyed in an instant.

The barber continued shaving Frank’s head. Leaving him with that common youth silhouette. Neither of them realized the change that was about to take place. Frank’s body began to adjust, finding a new balance without the help of a tool.

It didn’t seem like a problem when he left the barber shop, Frank looked at the world with slightly different eyes and the memory of his youth returned. What are they up to? he wondered while thinking of his old friends.

The veil of night covered the streets of the city. Frank’s car traveled fast, eagerly waiting for the view on his wife’s face.

Upon arrival, Frank ran inside to find an empty house. After a moment, Linda━the babysitter they’ve worked with for a couple of years━came out of the kitchen in her usual red short skirt, black long stockings and white shirt tied at waist.

“Sir,” Linda said, “the boys haven’t come yet.”

Frank looked at the young woman and found her intoxicatingly attractive. “What are you doing here?”

“Your wife asked me to babysit,” Linda said.

“Give me a second,” Frank said, and walked away while looking at his phone.

After checking his messages, Frank came back and noticed that Linda had disappeared. He continued searching until he found her leaning against the kitchen island.

“The kids aren’t coming…” Frank said, and he saw Linda biting her lip, “but we could do something. That way you’ll make some money for the night.”

Linda turned around, the movement lifting her short skirt. “Could you help me out?”

“Of course,” Frank said, finding himself staring at Linda’s skin.

“I just need to reach…” she said, reaching for a high shelf.

Frank took advantage of the circumstance━not measuring the risk of what he was doing━and grabbed Linda by the waist to help her up.

Linda was surprised by the ease with which he lifted her, almost forgetting what she wanted to reach. When she caught her breath, she grabbed a box of cereal before being put down. “Thank you,” she said, turned and hugged the box. “You are strong.”

“You’ve become a very attractive woman,” Frank said, stepping back and looking at Linda from head to toe.

Linda blushed and looked down. “You’re not that bad.”

Frank caught a glint in Linda’s eyes. “You are so beautiful.”

Linda looked into his eyes and then slowly closed them.

Frank noticed the red on Linda’s lips and moved closer to her. He closed his eyes once their lips were together. The kiss left them motionless, enjoying the tingling that ran through their bodies. Then he moved away from her, unsure of what had just happened. They looked into each other’s eyes. Until Frank kissed her again.

His passionate kisses crashed the cereal box between them. Before long, Frank’s hands were all over Linda’s body. Slowly caress every inch of her, taking her shirt over her head before tossing it away.

Frank grabbed Linda and carried her to the kitchen island. After sitting her down, he reached for her panties and pulled them down.

Linda raised up her skirt and watched him pull down his pants. Then felt Frank’s hands on her hips.

Frank approached her slowly. Enjoying every inch of Linda’s warmth. Uncontrollably lost in the idea of feeling an unreachable woman. His body was transported to a strange place. The sensations continued to hold him hostage and his breathing was heavy, but everything changed.

When Frank opened his eyes he was laying on his bed, immediately he reached up and grabbed his long hair. Then he turned and saw his wife sleeping next to him and got up to wash himself.

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Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.

77 comments

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Cool story!

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Great read!

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Great words 👍🙂

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:23 am

    We must continue to learn.

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:25 am

    A very clever short story. It would make a good short film.

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Good thing it was just a dream. Frank still had his hair when he awaken. Samson could have used that dream! LOLGB+

  • August 25, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Mesmerizing

  • August 25, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Love it

  • August 25, 2021 at 9:36 am

    I don’t think it was a dream. His wife and his hair, that is the dream. We are always dreaming of waking up.

  • August 25, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Neat synchronicity occured early this morning around 1am or so. My barber, sent me a FB request. I been going to him since spring of 2020. So I accepted it.

  • August 25, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I agree. Bold sensation had consumed me. You feed my abyss!

  • August 25, 2021 at 10:36 am

    It sounds like Frank longs for his younger days. Poor Frank, we all grow old.

  • August 25, 2021 at 10:54 am

    haha OMG…unexpected twist!

  • August 25, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Great story, not so great husband.

  • August 25, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t know what happened to my comment.
    What a passionate escapade that turned out to be an erotic dream.
    I love the romance, he never lost his hair
    Captivating!
    I enjoyed the dream.

  • August 25, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    A really well executed story, Sebastian! It’s often said that intimate scenes are hard to write, but you did great!

  • August 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    I loved this. I read it again and felt all these emotions. I needed that today. Thank you! Great story!

  • August 25, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Good job!

  • August 25, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Ah. That kind of a story. Got it. Good. Ta.

  • August 25, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Another phenomenal piece. You have an insane gift for all styles of writing. I’m a fan, for sure!

  • August 25, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Oh my that was one hot scene. Great story and lovely ending too. ❤️🤗🦋 sending a warm hug Joni

  • August 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I could see the kitchen island and the passion between them,intoxicating story 😉

  • August 25, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Thank goodness it was a dream, but I’ll bet he does still go get that haircut. 😜

  • August 25, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    nice one

  • Orca Flotta
    August 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    “Linda turned around, the movement lifting her short skirt. “Could you help me out?””

    In that moment I was like “Uh oh … trouble’s afoot.” But then then the incredibly innocent cereals box came to pass. 😉
    Sweet turn. =^.^=

  • August 26, 2021 at 2:00 am

    I’m in awe. new follower here!

  • August 26, 2021 at 10:59 am

    A twist in the tale. Nice.

  • August 26, 2021 at 11:39 am

    persistent, you are, one key to excellence is constancy.
    the3rdonlive.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/peter-314/amp
    had you ever done a biography? be interesting reading.

  • August 26, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    nothing better than a good dream. You caught the essence of it. Good job.

  • August 26, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Very cool story, but I was hoping for a more resolute conclusion as opposed to being left horny like this.

  • August 26, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    What do they call it? A wet dream! They happen less and less the older you get.

  • August 26, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing writer; we should take our show on the road.

  • August 27, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    If it hadn’t been a dream, I would have been distressed. I do believe we can go anywhere we want in our fantasies and it is moral – not a sin. So, I liked this pieces.

  • August 28, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Held my interest… thanks

  • August 28, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Realistic enough for a dream.

  • Jide
    August 29, 2021 at 12:21 am

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾😂😂😂😂😂….honestly Sebastian, I was hoping he was going to suddenly open his eyes….and he did…😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    You have a way at describing scenes…giving each word a breath of life….catapulting, or should I have written transporting each reader to that space….I love it👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • August 29, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Another amazing story. Thank you.

  • August 29, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Another great story. Thank you.

    I also like your illustrations every week. Where do you find them, or do you create them yourself?

  • TMJ
    August 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    You have a gift of writing ♥

  • August 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Good twist. 🙂

  • August 29, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Great story you definitely are a good story teller 🙂

  • August 29, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Ahhh…just but a dream

  • August 29, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Refreshal mode Sebastián.. Good thinking👍🏼

  • August 30, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    nice

  • Lingard W Ragin
    August 30, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    This story is terrific. It held my attention from the beginning to the end. Haha too bad it was an erotic dream. Love it. Keep it coming.

  • Dino Expert
    August 30, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    U got me head shot .

  • August 31, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Better ending than I expected. I figure his wife was going to walk in on them. Nice twist.

  • August 31, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    I thought the barber must have given him a nice mullet. Much enjoyed the yarn. Many thanks.

  • September 5, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Great read.

  • September 6, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Fantastic read! You definitely held me hostage until the very end.

  • September 9, 2021 at 4:15 am

    I was hooked … great story

  • September 10, 2021 at 7:21 am

    I have a dream 2 days ago but is my partner with my school mate. Woke up with anger. It is a dream I told myself. Took me few days to think what does that mean? Hey, Sebastian. Thanks! Anyway is well written.

  • September 16, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks Sebastian.

  • September 17, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Interesting escape

  • September 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    loving it but regret it because Id di not do something like that in my younger days.

  • September 18, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Very interesting story. Nicely penned also. Great! Thanks

  • September 21, 2021 at 12:02 am

    grazie di tutto ragazzo! spervo poter vederti scrivere molto spesso

  • September 22, 2021 at 3:58 am

    What a beautiful quate it means you are a really high bro in everything..it’s just kiddiness don’t take much hard …my eyes was really admire this type of quote and what I say pic.
    This type of same ,I written so please give some time of myself also so as to become such type of person that he has become

  • September 23, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    haha, love it! 🙂

  • September 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Have you found the system to rightly combine your great short stories and the huge amount of followers?

  • September 24, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for sharing your writings and great sayings!

  • September 25, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Just read Boldness very well written and clever twist at the end. Nice job and thanks for posting it. Go well, David.

  • escopoint2
    September 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Seemed like one of those dreams you’d want to dive back into after you woke up for a moment and fell back asleep again which happens to me occasionally.
    I don’t know how many dreams I’ve had with a situation that made me so happy to be experiencing (usually in a similar situation) just to have woken up mid-dream and it’s gone forever and then the helpless feeling knowing there’s nothing I can do to bring it back.
    Drives me bonkers when that happens.

  • October 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    love it

  • October 7, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Frank and Linda, wow. I got caught up in the moment, alway asking, “What about your wife?”

    Can’t control dreams, though!

  • October 8, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I like this

  • October 9, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Nice sir

  • October 10, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Who knows whether it was a dream really?

  • October 13, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Well done!

  • October 16, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Awesome read you are extremely talented

  • October 19, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Awesome 👍

  • October 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Simply beautiful story. I like the way you write. Thank you.

  • October 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome

  • November 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Wonderful story.

  • November 9, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    I liked the final twist.
    It reminded me of CS Lewis’s “The Great Divorce.”

  • Jephter Debbie
    December 18, 2021 at 10:46 am

    This is very nice, luv it, keep it up bro

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    The Andes' highlands served as a source of inspiration for this short story. I hope you'll find the same beauty and wonder in its words that I did while crafting it.
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