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Second Chances

Daisy’s delicate fingers made a few brush strokes, almost finishing her second portrait of Colin; he had responded to her ad for an “unfit” nude model, which he felt accurately described his flabby frame and round face, and the money was good so he gladly returned when she asked him to do a another sitting. Although Daisy’s first attempt adequately depicted Colin, while filling in the finer details and adding the final touches she felt she failed to capture his essence, she grew fond of the fullness of his cheeks, his soft curves, even the hint of lint in his belly button; she wanted to represent him better, the lushness of his hair, the curl of his lip when he smiled, and his broad shoulders. As he left her studio that day she slipped a note into his palm and gave him a kiss on the cheek.

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2 thoughts on “Second Chances

  1. Moody Paper on said:

    Several hours after reading this, I was washing paint off of my hands and another story came to mind – Beyond the Sea. The common thread being a second chance, albeit very different types of connections. While I initially read it as a chance for the men in the stories it just occurred to me that it could be either or both; Daisy could also be getting a second chance, so maybe the woman Gabe adored, how ever ethereal, could be benefiting as well.

    Which leads me to a comparison of Beyond the Sea and Bones…

  2. Moody Paper on said:

    I meant Point of View, not Bones. Which would work, but it would be a stretch.

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