Happy November

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The top is down, and I’m rolling through the hills. Even the wind at sixty miles an hour can’t wipe the grin off my face. Realistically it’s a few degrees too cool for a convertable, but I don’t care.

The girl to my right grins along, being a good sport I’m sure. Her mom knows my mom who knows I’m kicking around with nothing to do. A phone call later, I’m giving some girl a ride to the mall to pick something up. I don’t even care what.

Based on how she’s dressed and the make-up she either cares a whole lot or not at all. I try not to think about it. The curves on River Road are enough to keep my mind occupied, and I don’t know if I’m ready to think about her curves, pleasant as they are in stolen glimpses.

Too soon?

It doesn’t matter. Nothing matters. The sun kisses my face, and coyotes sing me to sleep at night. Winter is coming but will have no bite. My blue jeans are worn, shades out of style. All the same I’m just happy to be me again.

It’s November in Arizona, and I don’t miss Canada.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Autobiographical and semi-factual, I don’t expect anyone to necessarily know what I’m talking about.

  2. Avatar Jason Month

    Gotta love this one, especially the imagery. I can practically see the blue convertible driving fast along a winding road. I especially liked the second to last paragraph, it really drives home that carefree attitude.

  3. Avatar August Rode

    I know this feeling precisely. The only thing better for a Canadian than being in Arizona in November is being in Arizona in September, when it’s slightly too hot for a convertible. Damn, THX! You’re making me want to go back.

  4. Avatar Marli

    This takes me back to a “Roman Holiday.”
    Only the countries have been changed to protect the innocent. Well written in a very boyish way THX.

  5. Avatar Kihd

    I like how you describe the girl in the third paragraph. I came up with two possible pictures in my mind.

    But anyway, I probably couldn’t provide a better example of imagery. I’m sure November in Arizona is a googol times better than in Indiana, Land of The Corn and Amish.