I Don't Want To Dance Anymore

November 11, 2008
The world is dancing around me. The colors are swirls and I'm laughing.

"I've never seen the world like this before." I exclaim, still spinning lightly in a circle.

"Everyone could see the world like that if they spun around enough." He chuckles.

I stop, swaying into his arms. He pushes my hair back. I smile.

"Dance with me." It was sudden. "Dance and see the world as I see it."

His smile vanishes. "I - I don't dance." He moves away, pushing me away from him.

"You don't dance?"


"Not once?"


"Then do it for me." I take his hand.

"Just one dance. Move with me."

He doesn't smile. "I -"

"For me please!"

"I can't. I don't. Never have. Never will."

My smile vanishes. "Any one can dance."

"Not I."

"Not even for the one you love?"

He isn't smiling. He doesn't face my eyes. The world stopped and it's colors went gray.

His voice was gossamer, a piece of the wind. "No," Where is the world we were just in? "You...You deserve someone....someone who would...dance for you."

I step back. The world of ours has gone, the vastness of the universe has created itself between us. "No..."


We are now two worlds apart, but I know he must've hear me when I said:

"I don't want to dance any more."

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SweetCaroline14 said...
Dec. 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm
Beautifull piece! Left me wanting to read more. Please look at my new pieces and see if they give you the smae feeling :) TeenInk.com/fiction/romance/article/744069/Kiss-Me-Deeper/   TeenInk.com/fiction/sci_fi_fantasy/article/742085/Night-Dancer/   Please leave comments!
ninjaballerina1234 said...
Jan. 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm
I Loved It!!!! Love, Love Loved it!!!! Your idea was fantastic and the rythm of your peice was great. The only thing I would have done differently is that I would have hinted at the reason for him not wanting to dance. Did he stop dancing after a loved one died or was he made fun of for dancing when he was young?  
Mysterious_style replied...
Mar. 1, 2016 at 2:47 am
My guess is that someone he loved used to dance. Maybe someone whom he loved but the feeling was not reciprocated or atleast he was hurt by the person. :)
Ride4Life said...
Nov. 27, 2013 at 9:13 am
Absolutely amazing! I love your writing style. :)
oliviajocson said...
Aug. 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm
I really enjoyed this piece!! You captured so much in such few words. Keep writing!
Leah K. said...
Sept. 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm
This piece really amazed me. It was incredibly short, but incredibly powerful. It does mean very much to me because it shows what someone will do..for their love.
You are an amazing author.
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