Halo – Parts 1 and 2

Part 1:

You are a drink for a thirsty soul.

You forgot your halo.

It’s still lying there.

Just slightly tarnished.


Part 2:

Walking into the kitchen, where the blue cloud of cigar smoke hung heavily.  Frank had his back to me.  I kissed him on the top of the head and crossed the room to the sink.

As I washed my hands, I watched Frank.  He had the Brasso out.  The table was littered with rags, an overflowing ashtray and three beer cans.

Frank had to leave soon.  I knew that.  It didn’t make it any easier.

I watched his broad back shake just a little as he polished; his muscular arms straining as he applied pressure.

“Damn, it’s amazing how quickly the tarnish builds up!” Frank cursed.

Walking back to the table, I reached my hand down and touched Frank’s shoulder.  He stopped his chore and looked up at me.

Those crazy green eyes of his always took my breath away.

He pulled me close, reaching up as he did so to steal a kiss.  The kiss, although brief, was as electric as the first.  As I pulled away, he looked at me again and said “It’s been worth every second.”

“All done?” I asked, smiling a weak smile down at him.

“Yes.” He said.  “It’s as good as it’s going to to get.”  He held the halo out in front of him, turning it this way and that, examining it.

Frank stood and as he did so, he plopped the halo on top of his head.  Where it seemed to bounce just the tiniest bit until it came to rest about 2 inches above his scalp.








About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in on line journals, such as, Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society and All Poetry .com Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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2 Responses to Halo – Parts 1 and 2

  1. Ooo I love the story in part 2… are you going to continue this? I’d love to know how they came to be together.


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