Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tantalizing Tuesday #1

Happy Tantalizing Tuesday!

Soooo...this is a new thing for me—not a new thing in general...just for What I'm doing here is taking a picture of my choice (scary now...huh? *giggles*) and writing a short 200 wd scene to it.

That's it...*claps hands up and down* 200 words, no more and no less. Yes you can count them and keep me honest...and if I slip you can punish me too...*winks* Now you're wondering how many times I might 'accidently' slip aren't you? *chuckes*

And before this intro becomes longer than the main attraction (*gasps* shame on you all for thinking that way...oh you make me so proud! *big smiles*) Let's get on it...

I love this pic, it screamed to me and I had to answer...

"NO!" He bellowed from his soul.

How could they deny him entrance to his home? And for what? From the moment he awoke with his wings he was taught one main virtue. Show love, spread love, help people understand the immaculate power that love holds?

Who put these rules on love? Who stated that only a woman could love a man?

Vanity was a sin. The worst of the seven sins though it commonly hid under the word pride. Wasn't it vain to choose a lover from their outward appearance?

Yet here he was, viciously exiled because he wasn't exercising that sin. Because he fell in love with the soul of a person and not the genitalia.

He was given a choice. A simple decision.

No matter which path he walked down nothing would be as it once was.

He could forego his teachings and follow his heart.

He could forego his heart and follow his teachings.

His answer required no decision, though. He would follow his heart and his teachings. If he be damned, then damn him.

The sun broke through the clouds. A loving warmth heated his body through his skin to his soul.

He had chosen correctly.


Looks like no more than 200 words were needed to obtain his answer, there really was no choice to be made. You love whom you love and the rest be damned. But guess what...I'm not the only one to do this Tantalizing Tuesday blog! No...honest I'm not! *giggles and grabs you* Get ready...get set...let's go!


  1. Really well written, Havan! Great job. I enjoyed this teaser!

  2. This is a very touching flash Havan <3 The world is rife with difficult decisions and it takes a strength and courage to follow ones heart.

  3. Excellently written teaser. I could really feel the torturous thoughts driving him crazy. Well done

  4. Oh Havan, that was amazing! My heart just swelled up at the end. Beautifully written. His fear and courage came through nice and clear. Love this angel!

  5. He certainly has chosen correctly! Wonderful story telling.

  6. Brilliant piece written perfectly

  7. Excellent story and it was beautifully written.

  8. Terrific post! Love the way he works out the possibilities...and recognizes that there is really no choice to make.

  9. This ACTUALLY gave me goosebumps!! I lvoed this piece, Havan. I just simply loved it:) xo

  10. Havan - that is honestly just beautiful. What a lovely choice to make.

  11. I am almost speechless. This is such a beautiful post. I really mean it, I can't find the words to explain what this snippet is doing to me. Beautiful seems not enough.
    Bravo my yang!!

  12. Loved it. It was a beautiful 200. And I agree it was well written. Great post!

  13. Havan, this is a powerful piece, very powerful. To follow one's heart when everything - our minds, our training, society, our families scream don't do it. Well, that is the toughest decision for a human being or it seems - even for an Angel to make.

  14. Incredible writing here, Havan. You blew me away! Loved this and will re-read it after I finish posting this comment. Thank you!

  15. That was absolutely breathtaking. The photo was beautiful and the snippet was soul shattering!! Wonderful TT.

  16. I think I'm in love. With the picture and your fantastic blurb!!