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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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I'm not the type of person that likes math, but when you brought math into this beautiful story of yours, I was stunned. Great job:)

on Jun. 20 2016 at 1:13 pm
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Beautiful! Short and sweet (:

on Dec. 28 2015 at 5:14 am
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Simply amazing ... love it

on Aug. 12 2015 at 6:26 pm
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Am I the only one who can imagine Sherlock Holmes or someone of similar character flirting in this exact way? Love it! :)

on Oct. 7 2014 at 6:46 am
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on Oct. 6 2014 at 9:41 pm
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If only I could press the "love it" button multiple times

on Feb. 12 2014 at 10:00 am
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Darras said...
on Jun. 5 2013 at 1:12 pm
wow this is amazing

on May. 18 2013 at 7:37 pm
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I like it! School-oriented girl unsure about what to do next to a guy.... story of my life!

on Mar. 29 2013 at 3:55 am
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I never knew it would be cute to be rational like this. Nice.

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on Feb. 26 2013 at 12:43 pm
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Hi there, I just read your story (Flirting with Fractions) and it was really good. You kept me thinking about what was going on and put an inamge in my head that everyone can relate to.Your story was fun, flirty, and relatable.

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on Sep. 10 2012 at 10:49 am
Love it!!!  That was awesome!

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I absolutely love this!  You are an awesome writer and I want to read more of your work

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on Jun. 6 2012 at 2:49 pm
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Loved it!!! I'm a math geek so it was funny yet cute at the same time!!! :)

on May. 15 2012 at 8:28 pm
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Great job with the smart title! ;) Very genius of you!!! Overall it was really good, and although i want to read longer versions of your writing this was short and sweet.

on Apr. 29 2012 at 9:46 am
_ella_herondale BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Awesome!!! I LOVE the whole fraction thing. This is reallllyyyy good. My favorite line is the very last one with the "100% of me likes it." awesome possum!!

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Very creative.

on Mar. 16 2012 at 9:10 am
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on Mar. 15 2012 at 9:47 pm
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Your character has a really strong, relatable voice. This shows a lot of talent, you should be proud!