Tale Weavers: Fiction – A Bit of PDA #amwriting #fiction #taleweavers


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting last week’s Tale Weaver prompt which is a story about why touch is important. 

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Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

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I didn’t understand it, we’d been dating a year and Raph never touched me in public. He didn’t mind when I rubbed his back in the mall or if I made the effort to lace my fingers through his. When I first pecked him on the cheek in public he blushed bright red. 

I asked him one day why he didn’t touch me in public. In private he couldn’t keep his hands off me. He didn’t mind cuddling at home and he often tangled his hand in my hair or massaged the back of my neck while we watched TV. I adored these touches but didn’t understand why he was afraid to initiate small bits of PDA. 

I explained to Raph how it was important to me because it made me feel like I was his, that he loved me, and didn’t care what anyone else thought of us. He was angry at first and confused, but the next day as we grocery shopped he linked his pinky through mine while we waited to pay. 

Two days later he casually put his arm around my shoulders at his friend’s house. I snuggled into him kissing him when his buddy went to grab more beer. I linked my pinky with his and smiling, Raph returned the kiss as his friend walked into the living room. I was thrilled Raph understood how much these small touches meant to me. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


8 thoughts on “Tale Weavers: Fiction – A Bit of PDA #amwriting #fiction #taleweavers

  1. Lovely Mandi, those touches are important and you have explored them very well….I think having that conversation and the subsequent actions of both does a lot to bring the relationship closer together.

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    1. Thanks Joy, I agree. I’m not suggesting anything you’d tell someone to ‘get a room’ for just those small touches here and there. For instance, I heard/read a hug from a friend or loved one is really good for you because it’s like eating chocolate, your body produces endorphins, feel good hormones. In relationships these ‘feel good’ hormones are magnified with touch.

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