Fair Weather Lover

My ardour falls with the temperature.

While others glory in the brilliant autumn colours, I lament the lack of lush growth. My sap stops running.

In my mind your face is already losing definition and fading into a sepia summer snapshot.

I’ve yet to share the warmth of my winter fireside with a lover.



A. Partridge.

  • Austin Briggs

    This is good :) I love the mix of humor and nostalgia…

    • a. partridge

      thank you for providing the forum Austin. This piece represents my mixed feelings about autumn.

  • Sandra-Jane Goddard

    This is very nicely done. In particular I like your voluptuous language.

    • a. partridge

      Thank you Sandra-Jane for taking the time to comment. It’s fun to try to condense a feeling into 55 words.

  • Ross Coppage

    Your word choices flow with the story! Very nice.

    • a. partridge

      Ross, thank you for reading and your perceptive comment.

  • Diana Feltner

    The end of another summer romance. Well written, I like the wordplay.

    • a. partridge

      Diana, you are a thoughtful reader. Thank you for taking the time.

  • Alan Barker

    I think many of us can empathize with these feelings. A cosy fire alone is no fire at all.

    • a. partridge

      I agree Alan — a fireside should be shared.