I was late to my science class when I was startled by the sound of books hitting the pavement. A girl walking the other way had slipped, dropped her entire load and was scrambling to pick them up. Without hesitation I started to help her gather them.

"Thank you," she said, "would you mind helping me carry them to class?"

"Where are you going?" I asked

"To the business building."

It was then I got my first good luck at her. She had a very petite frame with long flowing blonde hair and a perfect complexion. She could have been a model easily.

"Sorry, I can't," I responded bluntly.

A look of shock came over her and she paused for a second before speaking up and saying, "Why not?"

I pointed to the west and said, "I'm going to the science building, we are but crossing paths in the opposite direction."

I started to walk away and she started to walk with me, "Are you sure? These books are really heavy."

She was exaggerating, her load, while heavy, was manageable. If anything, she needed a book bag, not me.

"Yes, I'm sure."

I continued toward my class and she sprinted after me. After about 100 feet I looked back and said, "You're not used to being told no are you?"

She lowered her gaze and said, "Most guys trip over themselves to help me. Why not you?"

"Walk with me and I'll tell you." I let her catch up and we continued. "I'm sure most guys find you very attractive I said, but you're just not my type. I've never cared for the idea of the American standard of beauty. "

"What do you mean?"

I glanced back over at her, "You obviously work out and diet to maintain your figure. I'm sure most guys enjoy that, but I've always gone for healthier looking women. The two things I find most attractive in a woman are curves and personality. You seem to be short on both."

"I have personality," she exclaimed, "you just don't know me!"

"If you had personality you wouldn't be asking strange guys to carry your books. People with personality like to do things for themselves."

She got quiet. I started to feel bad about railing on her so hard. I realized I was letting my foul mood get the better half of me. "So you don't find me attractive at all," she said.

By this time we were right outside of my class. I turned and looked at her again and said, "Well, you do have a very pretty smile and very nice eyes. I never said you were hard on the eyes. Just about anyone would feel blessed to have you around."

She shook her hips lightly, put a slink in her voice and said, "So you do admit to being interested in me after all?"

I paused to kick myself for being generous. I quickly regrouped and said, "No, but you've admitted to being interested in me."

Once again shock came over her face, "How so?"

"Because we're at my class and yours is a full eight blocks in the other direction." I paused to point in the direction of the business building. "And you're still carrying your books."

I walked inside the building and never saw her again.

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14 Responses to Beauty

  1. NiGhTmIsTrEsS says:

    *laffing my ass off!* got to love the air head women who play dumb for guys…. *sarcastic tone* that was really great!

  2. Iluxias says:


  3. candy says:

    great! im laughing my ass of to.

  4. Cloud_9 says:

    Loved that it was in first person and the main character was great and intriguing. You did a VERY nice characterization of both of them yet I wanted to see more of the main characters physical appearance. The part when you described what the girl looked like was a bit awkward cause you just threw it out there rather than ease it in with bits here and there. Its a shame the story was so short because it started off soooo nicely and would only need a few more sensory details to make it absolutely perfect. My suggestion is that you meerly add more. I want to see what happens later between the chick and that guy. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy a simple short story but you could have pretty much predicted the ending from the very beginning. I think it needed more to live up to the title and perhaps really show what beauty meant to you.

  5. Rachel says:

    I love your story.. I myself have curves and i know guys that like theam.. my friend gets jelouse cuz sometimes more guys hit on me then her they say they like gurls that are thick and not skinny…But anyways i love your story…I hope you write more and i alway like ur poems..

  6. liz says:

    i LOVE this i never cracked up so hard, good job!

  7. Maggie says:

    So good. I have curves and am very jealous of my friend who every guy falls over, but that's beside the point very good. I loved it.

  8. Britt says:

    This story was alright but not too funny. Things like that happen every day. It was just some guy letting down an obvious lonly female who had nothing better to do but then drop her book and act all helpless. Come on the girl needed to get a life. Hopefully she has on now. Now that's funny.

  9. kitty says:

    wow!…thats the first male i ever heard say "i like women with curves"!…because most of apey friends are into the blonde skinny sluts!i feel better about my curves now!!lol

  10. Samantha says:

    I really like this story. It was very amusing. The girl was so full of her self. She new she was pretty and yet she makes guys bend over backwards just to help her with the simplist things like carrying her books. That bothers me so much! Whenever I see that kind of behavior in the halls at school, I just have to smile and laugh to myself. I do though, feel sorry for them, and I wish that they could do something generous for someone els to get attention, rather than having other people do things for them to get attention. You made a really good point.

  11. poj says:

    i dunno how to say it just that you are so much wiser than her. you rock.

  12. Maiden says:

    i know u might get this alots but that rocked 😀
    keep it up!
    Cyn , maiden , kiddo

  13. David Dawkins says:

    Very nice story it seems that every one thinks that they cant do nothing but they really can

  14. Michelle says:

    clever 😉

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