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The Colors of Love This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Red is the color I turned when Mark Adams first kissed me on the cheek. I said I most certainly did not like him, and he said he could prove I was lying. He knew a special test. By changing colors I failed the test, and he couldn’t stop laughing.

Orange was the color of our fingertips when we finished a family-sized bag of Cheetos. We stayed up all night watching “Star Wars” movies. Mark couldn’t believe I’d never seen a George Lucas film. We didn’t eat popcorn because he had lost his popcorn-popping privileges. He didn’t tell me why; he just said it was a dark day in the Adams household.

Yellow daffodils were pushing up from the ground when he took me to the park, saying we must “celebrate spring.” He brought an enormous red kite, the kind that has a tail with ribbons. As we sat in the grass, he undid the sun-colored ribbon in my brown hair, adding it to the tail of the kite. We ran all around the park to keep our kite flying, the ribbons waving.

Green was the color of Mark’s face after we rode the biggest roller coaster in the amusement park. He’s afraid of them, but he rode it anyway to prove that he was “man enough,” I guess. When the ride was over, he dashed to the nearest trash can, emptying his stomach. So much for manhood. I couldn’t stop laughing. That is, until he said if I didn’t stop, he’d kiss me on the mouth. Barf kiss: gross!

Blue envelopes are tied up with string in a shoebox under my bed. Love letters Mark left in my locker, signed, “Your secret admirer, Mark.” I told him signing his name defeated the purpose of a secret admirer, but he said he didn’t care.

Indigo ink on the palm of his hand where he wrote “I love you.” I kissed his palm, and all of his fingers, before settling on his mouth.

Violet roses I received a week before our anniversary. We never exchanged gifts on that day. He said red ones were overdone. “Besides,” he added, “violet is the color of passion.” He waggled his eyebrows, and I laughed, hitting him lightly on the arm.

The colors of the rainbow are the ties that bring Mark and me together. Growing ever stronger, they portray our love.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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star_struck_93 said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 8:52 am
This is so great! I love this!
ThunderLovestheRain said...
Mar. 5, 2010 at 8:37 am
That was so sweet!
JohnyDeppLover123 said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm
OMG that was just too cute...I loved that so that was really good keep up the good work because your really good at it!!! For Sure!!! Again just too cute (in a good way!) lol... : ]
cookiemonstercutie said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm
ohmigosh! thats adorhabel! i love it! great job
coco_babe said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm
naww that was so cute :)
Sara! said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm
This is really beautiful! Wow!
SarahRox said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm
I love it! It is so sweet! *tear*
twiwrite said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm
this was beautiful.
amber96_ said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm
actually beautiful :-)
SharpestSatire said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm
that is really cute. :) good job!
adristar96 said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Very amazing I love it its very creative with the colors :)
***Rain*** said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm
Wow. Who knew that a rainbow could show love?
Ashleykimiko said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm
written through the simplicity of a child. very nice imagery through colors. very nice story about first love! great job!
Sydney P. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm
This is very sweet and well written :) I loved it
Lover*that*Hates This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm
this is very touching. It is super sweet and simple. I love it. Write more like this. Very good job.
McGurker This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm
It isn't bad.
Some things ("Barf Kisses: YUCK!") are unnecessary and degrade the impression of the piece.
It isn't so much a story as it is a snippet. A micro-fiction to brighten your day. Well done, well done.
Smilie_Kylie_:) replied...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm
I found that the little bits (like about the almost-barf kiss) added a little more voice to the story. It gave you a feel of the narrator's thoughts a bit more.
dancingdaisiesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm
Oh my gosh it's SSOO SSWWEEEETT!!!! It was funny, too!!(LOL)Iwish i had a boyfriend!!:(
^unshed.tears replied...
May 10, 2010 at 11:02 am
i think there is someone out there for you to love :) just keep your eyes open. and great story, i really loved it, and it captures the love not many people find anymore. keep writing :) and could you check out some of my stuff? thanks :)
StormyJ said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
That was awesome!!! Your writing is like a whirlwind!!!!!!LOL
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