Sweetest Sixteen (W/S1/E4/I9)

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(Last Updated On: March 25, 2017)


Ann: “Why am I blindfolded?” Ann giggled,
As Joshua led her down the hall.

Joshua: “No reason. Don’t worry.
There’s no surprise at all.”

Ann chuckled and sat down,
In a chair Joshua led her to
And then she felt upon her face
Something somewhat new.

Ann: “Are you growing whiskers?”
She asked playfully
Though she smelled the paint.

Joshua: “Yeah, but that’s not what you feel.”

Ann: “Yeah, I know it ain’t.”

Ann smiled as Joshua continued,
His artistry on her face,
He crafted a rainbow butterfly,
On her right-cheek’s space.
She’d just come from swim practice.
She hadn’t changed out of her suit.
And she wore colorful shorts over her lower half
Bearing images of tropical fruit.

Ann: “So now that you’re done,
Do I get to see?

Joshua: “Just a minute more, darling.”

Joshua helped her out of her seat.
He led her just a little further,
Into a darkened barn.
He pulled the blindfold off of her face,
And she was instantly swarmed.

“Surprise!” Came the voice of all of her friends,
With painted faces and crazy clothes.
Lights and fog machines radiated,
This was quite the show!
Music thumped from a corner DJ,
And Joshua pulled her close for a dance.
What followed was the greatest night of Ann’s life.
Soundtracked by soaring trance.

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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