Write a sweeping romantic tale of two lovers who must overcome the horror of being hunted by an unseen foe.
Posted in Romance on May 8, 2021
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“Beasty” by Morgan Elbert
Eyes closed. Her hands were moving over the wet clay that spun rapidly beneath them. She didn’t smile. Her face was stoic. Chiseled, yet appearing soft. A look only the best sculptors can create; the gentle, careful padding of flesh over bone. The clay had gotten on her tank top that stretched tightly across her stomach. It splattered her lovely arms, pale enough that I could see the blue lines of her veins.
“Lylia, Malou, and the Intangible Impossibility of Imperceivable Physics” by Tori Routsong
“Dr. Niwwel, if you summoned the thing, why can’t you just send it away?” Lylia held her tongue. It wasn’t that Malou was stupid, and most of the time it wouldn’t even bother her, but she was running out of ways to explain an unexplainable being. “I didn’t summon it. I just created a way for it to access our world.” She peaked out at the dark hallway—the problem was there was no precedent. Did it matter if there was light? Could the creature even see light? And would staying quiet even matter? Lylia stroked her long, blonde hair a...
“Dear Ruslan ” by Rhondalise Mitza
Dear Ruslan, The doctors told me you wouldn’t remember me when you woke up. I walked into the hospital room and saw you and I felt like crying but I knew we had better things to do. So I sat by your bed and held your hands and I tried to will you to wake up but you still haven’t. I know you will, though. I’m writing you letters in...
“Night of the Flaming Cow” by Zilla Babbitt
The Bahai-Rama was awash in light and laughter. Swirling, bubbling lights swept over the crowds of beautiful people, bursts of fire exploded in the face of the yellow moon above them, and music of all kinds rumbled from the corners of the yacht.Women in gauzy yellow butterfly dresses flocked around men in high scarlet collars breathing fire. A man with three monkeys hanging from his shoulders stood on his head and sang a love song to a blushing lady whose neck and face were painted in gracefully wh...
“Wake up” by Yoomi Ari
May my lover be the light of my future. May my lover be the one to help my heartbreak. May my lover do the impossible. May my lover take caution. May my lover slow down for me to catch up. May my lover be me. That’s what she said!- okay not a joke.They say to love someone else, you need to love yourself. What was the point in loving yourself when yourself, you are ugly. Your wild heart may live a life but these were the days that killed the spirits built inside of you. You would meet up with her, laugh with her, live with her,...
“Lethe” by Marte Van Der Linden
A marriage between a scion of the ruling family and a gardener’s assistant was not the sort of thing that was likely to be met with approval. In fact, the grand duke had expressively forbidden the match, and had even gone to the trouble of posting guards outside his nephew Rupert’s room. Which was why Rupert was climbing out the window in the middle of the night. He twisted his hands into the ivy that covered the palace walls and dug his toes into the gaps between stones and very slowly made his way down. He wasn’t very athletic. He had a...
“Night of the Hunt” by Waverley Stark
Sora sat in the back, as far away from the window as she could get. The stone floor was cold as ice, but it didn't hurt her. Around her everyone was bustling, shouting. Plates fell to the floor every few minutes and brooms swept in to clean up the mess and knock legs along the way. Sora huddled away from the madness. It was all a lot of stress. Why have a giant feast for a night...
“Sweet Little Things” by Keri Dyck
Helene had no irises. She had discovered that this morning in the mirror. Sunglasses were her new best friend. Helene didn’t usually go to the mall by herself. There were too many creeps. She didn’t feel safe. Especially now that she looked like a freak. “That will come to 17.49.” “Debit.” She paid, then turned and speed-walked out. All she wanted was to get out of here, back to her car, back home. The parking lot beckoned her to run. &nb...
“Something Swims Behind (Still My Sunshine)” by Joshua G. J. Insole
1We were just entering the hadal zone when we realised, we weren’t alone. For those of you who don’t know, the hadal zone is six thousand metres under the ocean. To put that into perspective, the twilight, or mesopelagic, zone – that’s where just one percent of the light from above reaches the depths – is just two hundred metres deep.Now, you’re probably wondering, What about the bit where there’s no light at ...
“Fire and Ice” by Elizabeth Lowery
Taiga circles the room slowly, lighting candles with a single touch. “I told you your friends wouldn’t come back for you.”“They will.” A fire blazes behind the hero’s eyes.Taiga chuckles, “It’s been four days.”He smiles, “Then we'd better quit wasting time.” He reaches for her hand and pulls her down on top of him.“Fintan,” she giggles, landing a...
“Affairs of the Heart” by Keyleigh Perham
Drip, drip, drip.The sound of the rain, seeping in through the ceiling of the small shack she called home, was keeping Marie awake all night. She sighed and rolled over, pulling the sheets above her head in a half-hearted attempt to drown out the sound. It was no use. With every minute that passed the dripping only got louder, more persistent. It was as if the rain knew how exhausted she was, not letting her sleep only to spite her. Working two jobs just to be able to pay the bills wasn’t exactly what she would call...
“In Her Dreams” by Nivedita Shori
Nia woke up trembling. She reached for the lamp switch in a panic, toppling over the glass of water on the nightstand. Murmuring a silent curse, she picked up the alarm clock so it would not get wet. It read 4:07 am. She sat still in the darkness, holding on tightly to the duvet, beads of sweat forming on her forehead. It was a fierce dream! The fiercest she had had so far. Moreover, it was the ...
“Hope Yet” by Grey Oberst
“Welp, we’re officially broke.”Kitt climbed into the van’s front seat as he spoke, clearly anxious but doing his damnedest to hide it. Spade lifted the sleep mask off of his eyes and propped himself up on his elbows. They shook slightly with the effort, but he didn’t seem to care.“We’re not broke yet, Kittycat. We got a show tonight. Oug...
“The Extreme Escape of Phillip and Eve ” by Natalie Schlegel
“Turn up the radio, Phillip. I love this song.” Eve Moore’s voice was muffled from the fresh cigarette between her lips. She pulled it out and stuck it out the window while a fresh puff of smoke filled up the driver’s side of their rental Honda. “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, I will something something something your man.” She laughed after she messed up the lyrics, and so did Phillip.Her husband Phil...
“The Last Stand of Henry and Ann” by Larry Crum
Hand-in-hand, they bowed their heads to pray.“Dear Lord, thank You for this day. Thank You for this food and for the chance to share it together. May Your blessing rain down on us during these trying times. Watch over us, guide us and protect us as Your will be done. Amen.” A cricket chirped outside. The large oak in the front lawn swayed in the soft breeze. The pair ate in near silence.
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