Writer's conferences are sexy.

Imagine it:  Hundreds of creative, passionate people from every genre hanging out together for three days to discuss the craft.  If you want to talk to one of them, all you have to do is walk up and ask them what they are working on.  

It's so easy.
After three days of this you start to believe you are social gifted and charismatic because every conversation you have is so incredibly engaging. 

At lunch on the last  day, I looked up and found myself captivated by a fifty-something woman sitting two seats over.  She wore her hair short and red and adorned herself in green. Her chartreuse -colored shirt dazzled under the flourescent lights.

I was drawn to her like a bee to a flower.  I landed in the chair beside her and "You are fabulous" spilled from my lips.

I absolutely love the purity of flirting with heterosexual women.

She's smiled at me with aquamarine eyes. "That's funny," she  said. "I was just thinking the same thing about you." 

In five minutes, we figured out that we both wrote memoir and we both studied the healing arts.  As the conference hall emptied around us for the afternoon workshops, she took one of my hands in both of hers and held it.

I closed my eyes and felt her sparkling energy flowing up my forearm like a spring breeze. I stilled for the first time in three days.

Her name?


Sexy Prod:

Any fun flirtations lately? Tell me about it in the comments.

8/15/2012 06:51:05 am

Oh how I love this post. Yes many flirty conversations lately. I have been letting myself go out more often. Dancing and drinking. It has been so fun. and even more so flirting with very confident gay & heterosexual women. I have many friends in many different circles so Im totally comfortable with whatever way my pals choose to live. So life has been fun, free and flirty.

Because flirty is sooo necessary!! Food for the soul!


8/15/2012 09:24:13 pm

Fun free flirty. Three words to live by! I was needing a new mantra. Thanks, Di.

So glad you are having such a sexy summer, surfer girl. Keep riding that wave~~~

Cap'n Bob
8/18/2012 03:46:00 pm

I saw a sexy, hot, lovely woman at that same writers' conference. Two days later she came into the pitch practice room where I was working and practiced her pitch to me. We also chatted. She gave me her card and I checked out her blog. She's the most refreshingly open and honest women I've ever known, and sexy as hell.

8/24/2012 10:47:58 pm

Cap'n Bob!

You helped me with my pitch. You read my blog. You commented. You gave me sexy as hell on a day when I needed it most.

Thank you.

May you come often.

8/29/2012 06:29:59 am

It's not actually a flirtation but lately when I notice beautiful women, I think to myself thank you for your beauty...may it bring you pleasure!

It's a nice antidote to feelings of comparison and not good enough.

8/30/2012 12:51:13 am

I agree Jude, recognizing and affirming the beauty of others only enhances our own.


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