The Colors of Love MAG

By Milan Harden, Battle Creek, MI

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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M.K.B. said...
on Nov. 11 2011 at 12:51 am
M.K.B., Reno, Nevada
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I love how you made all the colors mix in with the romance of Mark and the main character. Keep writing =)

on Oct. 20 2011 at 5:59 pm
FatesMistake13, Springerville, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

I agree :) excellent story beautifully ending but the ending didnt  fit well. the rest was cute but not very corny and the end was extremely corny. amazing story still :)

on Oct. 20 2011 at 3:59 pm
foreverSmall PLATINUM, Brighton, Michigan
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This was so good. I loved how all the colors corresponded to what the two of them did together. Very clever and creative. KEEP WRITING! 

on Oct. 20 2011 at 11:26 am
WillHug4Money GOLD, Florien, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing is stronger than gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

This is so sweet and clever!! I love how you came up for different things for different colors. Love it, great job!!

on Sep. 28 2011 at 5:10 pm
Victoria.S BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen."

This is so cute and sweet! I love this, dont stop writing ;)

Aurelie SILVER said...
on Sep. 28 2011 at 1:05 am
Aurelie SILVER, Bellevue, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm dying of boredom. Or maybe just dying" -Megan Whalen Turner

Same- great job with the story, but I feel like you could work on the ending a little more. Maybe change it around a bit so that the end statement isn't as obvious. 

on Sep. 6 2011 at 7:07 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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This is really sweet. The ending was a tad bit bumpy in my opinion, but I thought the story itself was so cute and fun. Great color theme use and just generally well-written.

on Sep. 6 2011 at 5:08 pm
KenyaLove41 GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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"Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent." ~Ambrose Bierce
"Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says 'I'm Possible!'" ~ Audrey Hepburn
"Good writing is only bad writing revised"~ Unknown

this is one of th sweetest, magical, and magnifincent love stories i've ever read and thats saying something since i usaully dont like love stories but this so so amazing. i love love love ur writng and how you use the color to describe everything i could practically see everthing. ur amazing keep on writng:)<3

W. said...
on Aug. 15 2011 at 8:15 pm
I really liked this!! i kept thinking the last color would be white because I thought theyd get married in the end and white would be the color of her wedding dress hehe.   Great story  five stars all the way! 

on Aug. 15 2011 at 5:05 pm
Norma-Bernard GOLD, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When a door closes, somewhere out there a window opens."

This is beautiful. It brought tear to my eyes and hope to my heart that some day, I can have what you and Mark have. You have a gift. I hope you read this to him. It clearly shows how much you love him. Keep writing :)

on Aug. 15 2011 at 2:27 pm
GoldenEagle SILVER, Ahmedabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Those who joyfully leave everything in God's hand eventually find God's hand in everything.

Splendid writing. Salute was the expression and orange was the color of reverence in appreciation of this article. Hats off. Keep writing.

on Aug. 15 2011 at 8:11 am
steroids BRONZE, Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't judge a book by its cover."

i meant: this*

on Aug. 15 2011 at 8:09 am
steroids BRONZE, Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't judge a book by its cover."

his may be a late response but atleast im writing, this is amazinnng thi can explain true love :D

 


on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:14 pm
singingwriter14 BRONZE, Chester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Some days you're the statue. Some days you're the pigeon."

This is really sweet. I love how you used the colors!! :-)

on Jul. 2 2011 at 4:48 pm
titangods31 GOLD, Brevard, North Carolina
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real eyes realize real lies/ true love never fades

This is so sweet =) love it!

 


on Jul. 2 2011 at 1:05 pm
RhythmAndRhyme BRONZE, Rockford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva." ~~Josh Groban

Cute! ^-^ Love this.

on Jun. 10 2011 at 5:41 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

that is so cute and u had a lot of passion when writting dat! :)

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on May. 13 2011 at 12:57 pm
llamachick PLATINUM, Seneca, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe

This is very well written i enjoyed it very much!

on May. 7 2011 at 9:44 pm
jake2011 DIAMOND, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
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"With God all things are possible" Matthew 19:26

Very nice!  Great piece.  Keep writing them.




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