Write a story about a matchmaker.
Posted in Romance on Oct 30, 2019
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✍️ 28 stories
“Devotion” by Jenna Melancon
Ella walked into the shabby house where the plump, smiling woman from Together for Life had directed her. This was her last chance, she thought, trying to project more confidence than she felt. Mostly she felt despair, but she knew from past experience that most men weren’t attracted to such an emotion. She had tried Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, Tinder, OKCupid…the list of sites, from free to very pricey, seemed endless. She had used Meetup.com and other group sites to find people with similar intere...
“Affectionate, Enduring” by Sahar Jahangard-Mahboob
The first thing you noticed about Albert was his hair - it was thick and curly, with dark spirals popping out at every angle and it seemed to carry all the secrets of the world. It was the type of hair that begged to be caressed, and Albert was easily convinced to lay his head on your lap so that you could twirl every curl and watch them spring back into shape. Albert - sometimes Al, but never Bertie - would then close his eyes and relax his face into the smallest of smiles. Sometimes he would reach up and pull one of my curls, too, just ...
“Before We Were "Us"” by Rachel Brophy
“Grandma how did you meet Grandpa?” Glenna smiled before answering Conner who looked up at her with his big brown eyes filled with wonder and curiosity. “It was a very long time ago, and I was very young,” she began. Conner crawled into his Grandmother’s lap and nestled in to listen to her story. As she spoke he laid his head against her shoulder, and Glenna wondered from time to time if the warm little boy had fallen asleep only to have him ask, “Then what, Grandma? Then what?”“When I was a young girl of only 16 yea...
“Papa v2.0” by HARINI SEKAR USHA
At 57, I have had several nerve-wracking experiences, some personal and most others professional. But, this was new, rather unknown. Arun, my only son, looked nonchalant. He was setting up the conference room we were in, on the 85th floor with a backdrop of skyscrapers. What a view! I imagined my two-story office building with files and photographs everywhere overlooking a small tea shop. My wife Uma and I visit him every year from India. This has been our annual ritual since he moved to Toronto for colle...
“Rolf” by Sada Pearl
The Blackburns are married. A job well done, I think, stirring honey into my morning cup of Earl Grey as I flip through their wedding photos. I've decided that I'm having a pleasant morning when a knock sounds on my kitchen door. It's odd - people normally knock at the front - but I brush the thought off and take my tea to the door. Perhaps another customer. I open the door.Perhaps not.On my stoop stands a peculiar-looking man. He blinks several times, opening and closing his mouth ...
“"Godwinks, Friendship, Matchmaking, & more Godwinks"” by Mary Wood
Last night as we drove the 30 mile trip to the funeral home to say goodbye to my dear friend Carlene - I was feeling rather blue, missing my friend and thinking of so many regrets, what if's and should have’s. I began to feel sorry for myself; wishing I could have said goodbye. Why did I wait so long? why didn’t I just rush to her side? Regretting not taking the time to visit and show how much I cared for her. I began to feel so far apart and distant— like in a dream, I was being carried away to another time and place. ...
“Melody” by Ash LaLiberte
MelodyWelcome to Love Lagoon. My name is Sandy, I’ll be answering any questions you have on today’s tour. So, first off, I’m going to tell you the story of soulmates. I know, I know, you’ve all heard it before, so I’ll make it short. When we are born, each of us is given a melody. A simple tune. A song, if you will. The catch is, only one other person is given this melo...
“Hatchmaker” by Lauren Tobin
“This is insane,” Ben said, anxiously running his fingers through his hair and pacing around the room. “Are you sure this is necessary?” “Trust me, Ben,” Albert said, “this is going to do the trick.” Ben flopped on the couch like an amiable toddler in a pathetic attempt at a temper tantrum. He stood up and started pacing again. He took a deep breath. “Fine, I’ll do it. Where’s the suit?” Albert’s efforts to contain his excitement were only moderately successful, something he realized as his feet lef...
“The unlucky match ” by Dani Santiago
Life for a matchmaker isn’t easy. Your job is to make everybody else happy and not yourself. You find yourself with that internal loneliness at the end of the day when everybody goes home to a loved one. The satisfaction of making somebody else happy but the little bit of jealousy that comes from within. One day I was bored at the office reading a graphic novel when this gorgeous woman co...
“Bad matchmarker ” by Chintya Amorita Lestari
Mia and Sissyl are two sister cousins has a different character, Mia is more indifferent and cheerful but sometimes he is Introvert in school, while Sissyl is more feminine and melancholy and cheerful in school, Mia and Sisil school in different schools, Mia tends to be quiet he is not many friends in his school, while Sissil in school he is very easy to play Sisil has a lot of friends at his school, male friends or female friends Mia and Sissil likes to exchange stories, and sometimes Sisil also introduces some of his clos...
“The Duchess” by Anne Reynolds
Had I paid more attention to the main stories I would have missed the obituary. Centred and low on the page, looking as if it wanted to hide but due to the paucity of words, drawing attention to itself.THE DUCHESSmirror lanedeceasedFive words to announce the passing of a phenomenon. My breath caught like an old tin box refusing to open and I thought of Mirror Lane. Door knobs which bowed and beckoned, hissed or hid, swayed and sang. Curtains which spontaneously alternated between closed mo...
“The Matchmaker” by Nuha Syed
The lineup in front of Madam Xie wasn’t anything special, just a few young women and men, eager for love, and a few older stragglers, anxious for it. Over the years, she had picked up a certain perceptiveness, the ability to read the ambitions in people’s eyes and the fears etched into the lines of their face. Looking on at this group, she concluded that the boy on the left was the oldest born; he was struggling under his parent’s unrelenting expectations, and he was only ...
“Diamonds in the sky” by Walt Landers
Katie Sue Johnson had never gone more than a week without work. She was no longer as young as before, but was still slender, energetic, and had a warm friendliness in those big brown eyes of hers. Whenever she was on an interview for work, she was usually the first selected. So her recent company had sent notices to all the girls and managers that they were moving to Minnesota, just as soon as the finishing touches were complete on the new facility. Most of the people at the top were having the company pay ...
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