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Flirting With Fractions MAG

May 26, 2010
By aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
aaaaaqweqweqwe SILVER, Somewhere, Illinois
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One-eighth of me, or maybe a tenth, is acutely aware of the approximately 22 inches that separate your shoulder and mine. One casual shift later, I'm four inches closer. I can always just blame it on your magnetic force pulling me in.

One or two-fifths of me is analyzing your body language subtly. Have you inched closer to me, or is it just wishful thinking? I'm simply an academically inclined girl, dull next to your golden shine. The odds are not in my favor.

At least one-fourth of me is wishing something would happen already. There's a fair probability that all this waiting will amount to nothing. Is this all just a waste of time? I hesitate to hypothesize.

A good third of me is now close to hyperventilating. Your arm is brushing mine. Either you moved closer or I did, subconsciously. It could be both.

One-half to three-fourths of me is now debating what to do next. My options are laid out, and for once I have no clue. Why don't they teach us this in school, rather than theorems and formulas and all those facts that I so studiously memorize? There is no logical decision. Logic has gone out the window. What a scary world this is.

It turns out I don't have to decide because suddenly you reach for my hand. Or maybe I reach for yours. The details are unclear at this point.

But 100 percent of me likes it.

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on Mar. 13 2012 at 8:31 pm
Wanderlust. SILVER, Burke, Virginia
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well isn't this lovely :)

I adore it!

on Mar. 13 2012 at 4:59 am
Winters_Willow SILVER, Beijing, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Treat others the way you wish to be treated." ~Ghandi
"You are the worst pirate I've ever heard of." "Ah, but you've heard of me." ~Pirates of the Caribbean
"A man who has never done anything wrong, has never tried anything new." ~Albert Einstein

Nice, I like how you incorporated math into your story. It made it different from usual romance stories. Keep it up! :)

Sarah123456 said...
on Mar. 3 2012 at 10:24 pm
Looove it, love it, LOVE IT, lOvE iT!

on Feb. 17 2012 at 7:39 am
KandiceMichelle PLATINUM, Stansonburg, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Yet God has made everything BEAUTIFUL for its own time. He has planted ETERNITY in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end." -Ecclesiastes 3:11

That is really good :) keep writing!!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 8:29 pm
IzzyBelle BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"I used to be normal. Then I met these losers....I now call them my Best Friends!"-unknown

Thats so cute!!

on Jan. 23 2012 at 1:47 pm
ElmoIsMyHero BRONZE, Moscow, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Get out of my trash can you bum!"


on Jan. 8 2012 at 12:44 am
KristinHopkins8 SILVER, Aspen, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die"

I love it! Please write some more!

purpleink GOLD said...
on Dec. 28 2011 at 8:47 pm
purpleink GOLD, Pendleton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
The early bird gets the worm but the second rat gets the cheese.

There is more to life besides increasing its speed.

happy sigh, love it! love it! love it! :D

on Dec. 19 2011 at 1:40 pm
Goddess PLATINUM, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

LOL. things like this make math interesting. you did a great job.

on Dec. 18 2011 at 4:09 pm
introducingshelby GOLD, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, and things fall apart so better things can fall together."
-Marilyn Monroe

Aren't you the clever one? This is marvelous c*:

on Dec. 11 2011 at 12:11 am
lindsaylyricist SILVER, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I am invincible as long as I'm alive." -John Mayer

The first paragraph alone was phenomenal. I was immediately hooked. The math in it adds a bit of charm since it's unusual. Keep writing!

Mgrobinson said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:53 pm
Mgrobinson, Gainesville, Georgia
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Be the change you wish to see in the world- ghandi
Be the potter, not the clay.- me
Love is like pi, natural, irrational, and never ending

I love the quirkiness of the math! Such a great idea! Loved it keep writing!

wilderose121 said...
on Nov. 21 2011 at 7:09 pm
great! i like it a lot.

on Nov. 1 2011 at 10:47 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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learn from your past to live for the future.

I love it!  It made me laugh. 

on Oct. 28 2011 at 8:23 pm
_emilia_ SILVER, Somers Point, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."

OMG!!! very sweet and twisty!! :)

on Oct. 22 2011 at 9:00 pm
pens-are-mightier-than-swords SILVER, Caledonia, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down"
~Author Unknown

Such a charming story. I love the way you put a clever twist on a classic type of romantic narrative. Keep writing! Great job!

-Duckie- GOLD said...
on Oct. 14 2011 at 4:45 pm
-Duckie- GOLD, West Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist. Keep fighting. Keep loving.

 Aww... so cute! wish this would happen to me, I sit by a super cute guy in math class ;)

on Sep. 10 2011 at 5:50 pm
Kat4ever333 GOLD, Orange, California
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Favorite Quote:
I make dark things beautiful and beautiful things dark!
-Kerli I.L.U


on Sep. 7 2011 at 6:37 pm
ninjamuffin SILVER, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway."
Mother Teresa

Very cute and funny. I loved it!

on Aug. 31 2011 at 7:27 pm
Bookworm1998 GOLD, Brampton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Preserve your memories, keep them well; what you forget, you can never retell.

wow! coincedentally, my favourite part of math are fractions, and i just adore writing, so i love this! :)