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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)

TITLE: A love worth remembering
By Paul Brown
07/19/09


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Melinda Stuart. She was my first love and the reason why I went to the reunion. If it hadnít been for her I wouldnít have gone. She had been a right little madam during her school years and everyone knew it.

When I say madam, I mean she always had a boy hanging around with her. I even went out with her for a while, but that didnít last.

I had caught her red-handed behind the bike shed kissing someone else. She was my first girlfriend. I am sure to this day she doesnít know that. I lost my virginity with her but I wasnít her first.

At school she seemed to be so popular. She was the captain of the netball team and everyone that I know off liked her. When both of us were dating we never seemed to be alone, other boys and girls were always hanging around her.

One way or another sheíll always be special to me although now she is married and happy Iím glad to say.

A lot of what she mentioned came unexpectedly but as years go on, people change and we have to accept that especially me. Iíll never forget the day I caught her watching the lads in the changing room. I regret shouting at her though as she fell and knocked her chin.

She didnít talk about that earlier this evening, so I would guess that she knew she was in the wrong and if the headmistress had of caught her she would have been for the high jump. When she was trying to pull one of the guys, she would always wear a tight blouse and her short pleated blue skirt.

Today she slipped a piece of paper into my jacket pocket and only when I got home did I realize it was her mobile number. If itís anything to go by we are going to be communicating through text which pleases me as I havenít spoken to her since my last day of school. Not many days had gone by when I didnít think of her, I thought we could have rekindled something but I was mistaken and I believe that if you love someone dear enough youíll let them go.

If truth is known I strolled away from the school get-together with yet another breaking heart but she fixed that by slipping me her number. She acted a lot quieter than how I remember her.

Those days of the early eighties had remained in my thoughts always, well the days that had been spent with Melinda were more alive than any other to be honest and now I was getting close to her again. Certainly she had aroused feelings in me that hadnít been stirred for a long time.

Iíve had other partners after her. I wouldnít be red-blooded if I didnít but none of them matched up to Melinda and my sensations for her at the boarding institute where both of us were being educated.

In them days the best hours were spent looking and being with her, she was fantastic. She had long blonde hair, blue eyes, petite, long legs and must be all of six feet tall.

She had let it slip that she is now a Christian. In my head, I am wondering why she has given me her mobile number.

We are already texting and it is nice to be in touch with her again, in fact it is more than nice but she is happily married and a Christian, in the eyes of the Lord, there is nothing I can do.

I still am and will always been in love in her, that shall never change but what am I suppose to do? Itís not my nature to go breaking up marriages but maybe that is what she wants me to do, give her a reason to end her nuptials.

Thinking about such an event taking place would be accepted if she had been single but then she isnít so a friend is all I can be.

She had been one of those girls who if she wanted something then she went out and got it whatever the consequences.

I had spent enough time in her presence to realize that God has changed her and even if I can say so, for the better.

We basically chatted about schooling but those were her teen/adolescence years and not of her life today. Itís getting kind of late now. God bless everyone!


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Sara Harricharan 07/23/09
An very interesting recollection of Melinda Stuart. Thank you for sharing this piece.
Jackie Wilson07/25/09
Lots of moral questions you raised about this continuing infatuation.