Stories tagged romance

this isn't what i was trying to write, you ass

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sometimes it's hard/ to leave the house in the morning/ when bed is so comfortable/ and you're so far away.

The Other Purpose of a Raincoat

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How long does it take to know someone?

another ode

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the strength in you i envy/ leaves me naked, sweating in the dust/ while you possess what ethic i pretend to have/ in the face of those who expect from me/ so much more.

Watering Cacti

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It’s time to untangle the reality of life from the dream-like warmth of another’s body.

The Belly Dancer

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The belly dancer waved a gauzy strip of blue fabric in front of her face. She flung it towards their table, but it landed feebly a few feet away. Donny lunged forward and grabbed it, then slid back into his seat, glowing. Mary Ellen reached across the tab

Good morning

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It's less than 1,000 words. No snippet for you.

Traum

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Over our short, yet enduring relationship, I found that he was desperately trying to reconcile his ambitions with his situation. I left and he continued to be unhappy, trying to "fix" what he now realized had been broken all along. In the end, a span of a

Once upon a time.

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"Tell me a story."

Fish

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My darling stranded fish lays on a beach that was once ocean. Let me caress that rough flesh before she takes you back. I promise to be gentle.

OTHERFUL

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Alice took a moment to savor the feeling of the late afternoon October sun on her exposed skin. There was almost no wind at the moment and she felt lulled by the warmth and soft whispers of the sea. “Isn't this delicious?” …

When I Was Like Pavlov's Rat

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His heart belonged to another, he had told me early on, a tall, beautiful girl from Madrid. He showed me her photo, while grinning at the thought of her. Her eyes were the shape of jewels and her body was a present I was sure would keep on giving. My rat

African Painted Dogs eat a child in my hometown

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A four year old boy is eaten / by the African Painted Dogs in my hometown zoo / after falling into the enclosure. His mother lifted him / on the fence to see the creatures.

Wait What?

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Our mutual introduction happened in one of the classic ways, nearly a year ago. Like the song in South Pacific I saw her across a crowded room. Subtle glowing beauty. Calm. Holding her head proud but not saucy. Side view gave me delicate features peering

Wait What? (revised)

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“You confused me. Thought you liked me, then you got all stuffy and acted like a jerk. Didn't hit on me. Didn't give me a chance to reject you. I seriously considered something might be wrong with you.”

Wait What? (revised)

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“You confused me. Thought you liked me, then you got all stuffy and acted like a jerk. Didn't hit on me. Didn't give me a chance to reject you. I seriously considered something might be wrong with you.”