Friday, July 15, 2011

Drifting

Guest Post by Wendy Sugar Staley

Driving south on I-95 I am aware of white lines blinking by and the murmur of music streaming from the radio. Passing the North Carolina state line, 100 miles closer to you, my mind is on autopilot driving the monotonous miles that remain between us. I focus and refocus on the cars ahead of me…deep breaths…more AC… a sip of water. I realize I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, keep them on the road, and panic sets in. How can this be happening when to finally arrive is all I ever dream? I stop worrying about falling asleep, giving in to dreams of you, and worry instead the alarm will ring once again before my dream comes true.


Sugar is the sweet combination of Tinkerbell and all things pink who occasionally channels  Mae West. Why don't you come up and see me sometime? She is proprietor of the 6S Sugar Shack where she goes heavy on the spirits and easy on the eyes.

12 comments:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Hey guys! Gorgeous story, Wendy. In fact, I liked it so much I went to google and tracked you down to see where all this talent was blogging. Found you on Posterous and on Absolutely Kate's site. Is there a place where you blog more frequently? Love to see it, if you do.

Pamila Payne said...

Lovely. Captured the state of weary longing and implied a long period of disappointed waiting. I hope she made it, and that he still loves her.

Laurita said...

Lovely, as always. So wistful and full of longing. I'm worried about that I-95 though.

John Wiswell said...

A different and much more common form of driving-drifting. And Sugar, what a bio!

Steve Green said...

Tiredness, deep thought, and driving, what a truly dangerous combination, those eyes may close forever.

Nice writing.

Sugar said...

HarryB, merci beaucoup, I am humbled.
Cathy, Pamila, Laurita, John and Steve, you inspire me.

Icy Sedgwick said...

Wonderful story. Hope she manages to pull over and have a nap! Then she can really enjoy her dreams.

Madam Z said...

Sugar, I hope that when you wake up, that man you love will be right there beside you.

Stephen said...

Don't know if it was a combination of the picture and the writing, but that felt vaguely hypnotic (in a good sort of way ;)). Hope she gets her guy.

St.

Sugar said...

Thank you, Z and Icy, and Stephen...I hope you don't bark at inopportune moments! :)


Harry, thank you again for your hospitality.

Harry said...

Always my pleasure, Sugar!

Jodi MacArthur said...

there are too many clocks and alarms (inner and outer) in the world. It's hard to decipher between what our primal minds perceive vs what our hearts see. Miss your writing, Shoogs!