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Feb 28, 2019 23:31:30

The Importance of Elbows #11

by @timsubiaco PATRON | 237 words | 🐣 | 152💌

Tim Subiaco

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Holding tightly onto her had, I surfaced out of the crowd. She was still there smiling and we walked holding hands and letting them swing as if we were teenage lovers on a hot summer's day. 

"So what was your favourite part of the festival?" she asks me.

"I guess it was right then, I'm not going to lie" 

(And I wasn't) 

She leaned her head to one side as she does and let out a barely audible "Aww". I felt like I was playing some tutorial to a video game where you just keep pressing the same button and you would somehow progress. I could say the most cheesy things and get away with it. It was wild.

She squeezed my hand and smiled. 

"Yeah, that was mine too."

We were almost at the place where her parents were going to meet her. They had come from England just to see her which was quite sweet of them, I guess. I let go of her hand, to save her the embarrassment. We weren't teenagers after all, far from it. 

And of course, there they were. I smartened up and decided to introduce myself. It must've looked ridiculous me trying to act all proper wearing torn up raving clothes with more glowsticks sticking out of my hair than medusa had snakes. I gave them a good English handshake, though, you know, to show that I meant business. 

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    Best of Tim:
    - As we spoke, her story seemed to unfold before me like a scroll unfastened and left to roll over the edge of a table.
    - I always felt that ballerinas doing yoga was a bit like race car drivers driving taxis, but then again, I'm a bit weird.
    - he propels himself around the smooth linoleum floor with soft duck-like paddling with his toes.
    - If anything we were always too considerate to each other, like two gentlemen encouraging the other to board a lifeboat aboard a rapidly sinking ship. 
    - I waved with both arms like a shipwrecked sailor on a deserted island

    Just realized that I was imitating your style and mood yesterday...

    Simon Gylver avatar Simon Gylver | Mar 01, 2019 10:09:51
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      @simongylver We inspire each other. I copied a bit of your whimsical yet deep style from the first few lines at the writer's meet up. You can see it clearly here, lots of sailor imagery :P

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Mar 01, 2019 12:32:21
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    I really loved the paragraph about comparing your activities to that of a cheesy video game haha. Now shit is about to get real with the parents. Excited to see where possibly this relationship goes from here now that it's exiting the haven of the music fest.

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Mar 01, 2019 02:49:05
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      @abrahamKim Oh you sweet summer child :) There is so much more left to unfold.

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Mar 01, 2019 12:33:09
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      Sweet summer child? Lol wait how old are you?

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Mar 02, 2019 15:40:57
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