Sunday, March 18, 2012

The 7 Days of Valentine's by Louis Evan Palmer

One day is not enough and is fraught with going from ordinary to extraordinary in a relative flash. Everyone knows that a build-up and a denouement are natural and expected. It could be three days but again, it hardly seems enough. The twelve days of Christmas seems like too many, and, it's already being done. We want a length that not been done, that's not too long, and not too short, and, ideally, that has some cachet. One of the magical numbers - which lands us at seven. The twist I would propose is not to have all the days precede the event itself but to have Valentine's day as the apex with a natural and enjoyable build-up and a denouement. Three days before, Valentine's Day itself, and three days after.

Three roses, two chocolates, one poem. Something mysterious and thoughtful for Valentine's Day. And then, one bottle of perfume, two candies, and three bars of fancy soap. The seven days of Valentine's. Any and all variations for the presents or love votive.

Let's try it next year and sees if it's a better fit for the Day of Love than just the one day.

The 7 Days of Valentine's, Louis Evan Palmer, The Way It Can Be,


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Copyright 2012 Louis Evan Palmer
He lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications.


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