Write about somebody looking for love on a reality TV show.
Posted in Romance on Jul 29, 2022
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“Paper Tigress” by Yves. ♙
Vidalia removed her mask, tucked her hair behind her ears, and leaned forward instinctively towards the makeup artist. He sprayed something into his hand, applied it to her face, and cocked his head, so that he would have been looking into her eyes had she not already been gazing into the distance.All contestants had been asked to come “hair and makeup ready” to the set each day, which Vidalia had assumed meant she could turn up in no makeup, but the producers had taken one look at her and blanched, which told h...
“The Perfect Couple” by Aeris Walker
She thinks she wants him, but really, she needs me. He doesn’t appreciate her like I do, won’t love her like I could. She is blind to his control, but I want to free her from it. For her—for us. So we can be together.We will be together.***It is week one of filming. The chosen few arrive on set with glossy hair, and bright smiles, and a suitcase bulging with only their best—the most flattering colors, the sexiest silhouettes; they are here to find love as the world is watching.<...
“Bleeding Love” by Graham Kinross
Striding onto a stage in a suit made from a disco ball and the smooth silk of Barry White’s last breath, the host raised the mic to his lips and winked into camera one. “Hello one, hello all. Love is here and it’s time to fall!” His classic catchphrase drew raucous applause from a crowd of men and women strapped into their seats to stop them rushing the stage. Teeth whiter than a dia...
“Blind Date Done Deal” by Scott Christenson
“I’m trying to figure out who should be jealous of whom here?” Regina’s date asked, his handsome features glowing. She thought about how she would answer this question as the cameras of Australia's largest reality television show zoomed in.**Pre-Date Interview:“What do you hope for in life?” the director asked.“To be happy,” she said, smiling and looking straight ahead and not moving around in her chair as they had taught her. Her mother had told her ...
“…And we’re back.” by Kendall Defoe
The showrunner nearly tripped on some cables as he ran to meet the contestants.“Good of you to come in so early. I hope that the car got there in time and that you had…”Michael could tell that they were not listening, no matter how excited they were to be here. “It’s Never Too Late!” had been the top reality-television show on the network for the last five years, but it seemed as if the contestants were just getting worse and worse as the ratings got better and better. The woman – a “Rachel” in this particular season – was t...
“The Last Nice Guy On Earth” by Okezie Onwuegbu
Date number 18, as she had been introduced, Amy seemed just like every other girl I had met on the show. The non-descript padded white room we would be having lunch in had provided the backdrop to a series of rejections that had hit a little too close to home for me. The dates had always started promising, but each and every one of these girls had revealed themselves to be vapid, shallow husks of people, lacking...
“Just Looking” by Olivia Kingree
This isn't usually my type of thing. I always scoffed at The Bachelor, Love Island, reality TV in general. I held myself to higher standards than that, turning instead to classic literature and film adaptations of Jane Austen romances. But no matter how much someone tries to avoid cheesy relationships, I believe that there is always something that tugs you back to that childhood wish for true love. I did ...
“Just the three of us ” by James Bargent
“The contestant that will be leaving tonight is….” After a short pause which felt like an eternity, host Kelly finally gives the results. “Teddy.” “Carli, you are now single.” Jake leaps up out of his armchair, wailing with joy. His half-empty can of lemonade flies, crashing hard into a large cabinet set neatly in the corner of the room. The remaining contents of the can splash over the walls...
“Aisle of Denial” by Gregg Voss
Oh Lordy, I thought. She’s looking at me. At me. Finally. It was midway through the shift, but maybe I still had a chance. Her cheeks rose into an easy smile, and it took all I could to avoid waving to her, which would have looked silly behind the camera. She was wildly attractive, which is probably why she was the chosen one. She had deep auburn ...
“Shores of my Stringing Souls” by Sudarshan Varadhan
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to ponder what she was wondering. Most evenings, she would gait across the green grass, politely smile at the other dawdling contestants, and sit by the swimming pool. Then, she would dip her legs into the clear transparent water, look ahead, and repeat the same words. I wish sometimes I could sit next to her by the pool, and ask her the simplest question. Why?Often, I have dreamt of sitting next to her by the pool, in those instances, ...
“Soulmate” by Lucky Ooog
I was excited. The wind was blowing through my hair, I could smell the ocean and already see the island coming up. I was the only passenger on a speedboat pushing through the waves at breakneck speed. The island we were headed to was beautiful, like something from a movie, only in real life. Palm trees, white sand, and deep dark blue water underneath a tropical sun. Other than me, there was just the captain, a cameraman ...
“Unlucky in Love” by Kim B
Glasha sat nervously in the reception area. She couldn’t believe she let Sreesha get her into this. Make him jealous, she said; make him wish he never left you! Sreesha’s solution to that? Sending a secret application for the latest reality TV show - Unlucky in Love. Glasha didn’t need a reminder of just how unlucky she was; the wounds were still fresh from her breakup with Urahg. Besides, she didn’t ha...
“Mechanics of the heart. ” by Tam Hoskyns
Silas felt the glitch before he even saw it. That is how great his last update was. Now he could feel his imperfections before one of his internal systems sensors picked it up. He told himself and Joe over and over, that even from his conception, he had been convinced that he could feel. It was one of the reasons that Joe had signed him up for Hearts & Motors. The other DK-12 models had laughed at Silas, t...
“LOVE” by Byron Senior
Author Discretion: Mild swearing. The two motor boats were driven by show staff towards the vacant island. “Two Contestants! Two Weeks! One Island!” Both contestants looked up as they heard the booming voice coming from the island. Not that it made a difference as they’d both been blindfolded. “These two lovebirds are looking for that special someone, and will be put through...
“Next time on Love Galaxy!” by Dempsey Hyatt
WARNING: This story contains love, lust, and ghirlsblips the size of a pirate’s eye patch I was having breakfast, Cinnamon Toast Crunch with a glass of orange juice, when a helicopter landed on the front lawn of my suburban house outside of Sacramento. When two G-Men, government cronies in their typical black suits and ties, knocked on my front door, I was glad I wouldn’t have to explain this situation to my two teenag...
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