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.

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StarrixSunshine said...
May 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm
BEST PIECE EVER! I love it. It was amazingly beautiful and very romantic. Mind reading my pieces and rating them?

megan39 said...
Apr. 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm
omg wow, this was truley amazing
BriarRose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Aww, that was awesom. It was very well-written
Ashleigh N. said...
Apr. 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm
loved it...
nice one!
Melinda L. said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 2:57 am
wow, you have SO MANY comments on this. anyway, I loved this. it was so neat how you used all the colors of the rainbow.
tess Z. said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 1:49 am
so cute!
YeseniaG said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 11:28 pm
Extremely creative and adorable.
charr maine said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm
This was so creative. ENJOYED reading it:)

keep writing moreee!
RashelThis 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...
Mar. 27, 2009 at 5:05 am
Loved that your really good
Chicken--Pie said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm
Yes! It had a happy ending! I LOVE happy endings. I've got used to depressing endings by now and I was just waiting for it to go bitter (I guess that's what you get for reading too many classics at once :P) It was so short and sweet and cute but I wanted more!
And *sigh* how romantic!!!
Nelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:09 am
So romantic. I loved it :)
holly B. said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 1:06 am
wow i wish i would have came up with something his goo dits very touching i hope i find a mark like this some day and u divers one to for writing that it was very touching
Drew E. said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm
That was really cute and sweet. I thought it was really stupid when I first read it but when I got to the end it really touched me. Great job!
vampin said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm
OH MY GOD I loved it, it was so original and it totally reminded me of the romance i totally want one day!
i_luv_Edward_Cullen<3 said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 10:40 pm
this is one of the best pieces i have eva read!!!! its amazazazing! i loved it!!
LeeLee said...
Feb. 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm
That was amazing. =]
Nellie C. said...
Feb. 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm
great job
Gigi said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 4:44 am
I really love your writing I hope you get to write a novel one day cause, I would so buy it and it would have very creative writing in it.I hope I can find a Mark some day.If that's your real relationship then hold on to him it sounds like y'all are a great couple.
Emily123 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 4:05 am
I totally wish I had thought of this! Nice work :-)
refandrews said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 2:20 am
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