Write about a character who’s known to be a cynic, but secretly romanticizes everything.
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“A Man in Love” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
The peroxide blonde gave one last heave then awkwardly dismounted. Wordlessly, she gathered up her clothing and strode into the bathroom.Tom Mosley lay very still. There were sounds of a toilet flushing, a faucet running, and oddly, tooth brushing. He made a mental note to throw out his toothbrush after she left. When she finally emerged from the bathroom, her minidress only emphasized her narrow shoulders and wide, disproportionate thighs. Tom wasn’t sure of her age. He wasn’t sure of her name. ...
“Gone : End Of Imaginations ” by Dream Girl
“He pushed me on the bed while unbuttoning his shirt and stepped on the bed leaning his body on mine.” A random guy suddenly appeared in my dirty mind. “Oh, what is wrong with me snap out of it,” but I couldn’t stop myself from developing the scene into something more. The warmth of his body invaded my body running through my skin. I felt his breath all over my neck. He brought his lips closer to mine. I ...
“Just Business” by Jon Casper
The deflated barista’s mouth hung open. This was the desired reaction. The customer sipped his iced coffee, winked, and turned towards the door. He congratulated himself on his snide response to the chipper barista’s well-wishes. Those who’d overheard it scowled and shot daggers from their eyes as he weaved his way to the Starbucks exit.Their contempt for him was almost enough to quell the flutter he’d felt when the barista’s soft finger had lightly brushed his own. Had she intended it to entice, while handing him his sw...
“Letters to Grange” by Robin Owens
I let myself in after ringing the doorbell one time. At most homes I wouldn’t do this; I’d just leave the groceries on the front stoop. But I decide to waltz right into Mr. Granger’s house for a few reasons. One: he always leaves the front door unlocked, which he argues is intentional, and I retort that he is becoming forgetful in his old age. Two: I like to linger here in this quaint home, however...
“The Fan Told Me She was Leaving” by A.R. Eakle
I thought I was in love before. Really, none of us are in love. But we’re afraid of not being in love, like if we don’t have it we’ll die alone. The truth is we die alone anyway, in love or not. We love out of selfishness. Whether it’s real or not, it can still hurt us. Like God, or Heaven, or Hell. And there has to be some beauty in that somewhere, even if I can’t see it. The room I write in is usually clouded...
“Romance is dead.” by Asia Perrine
"She is probably using him." Was the first sentence out of his mouth. It had slipped out as he starred blankly into his latte as it swirled casually around the espresso and whipped cream in the cup. His friends, Audrey and Stella, Both had their jaws a gap. To which Darnell simply shrugged nonchalantly, sipping coolly at his drink. He glanced left, then right at both of his dear friends. A bored expressio...
“The Thrill of Romance” by Lorraine Evanoff
Evelyn pulled the large flat sheet from the dryer, hair raising in all directions from static sparks. She never put the fitted sheet in the dryer with the flat sheet and pillowcases because pillowcases would get bunched up in the elastic corners. Despite deftly extracting the California King flat sheet, a pillowcase caught the edge, and fell to the spotless floor.“Fuck!” Evelyn had had enough. “Really?” She continued her tirade. “GOD, I hate making beds! It’s the absolutely worst chore on the planet! They literally send ...
“A Year of Rain” by Madison Gott
Raincoat fashion is all the rage this year. Since it has rained for the past ten months, you can probably see why. Personally my favorite raincoat of mine is red and glossy that barely makes crinkle noises when I move.Okay, really it is because it was on sale for 30 bucks at Walmart so it wasn’t very great. Prices have skyrocketed as businesses take advantage of the general consumer. Raincoats range from 20 dollars to thousands. And if you are the Kardashians, even more than that.At least it’s better than the plastic poncho ...
“Thoughts of Leaving” by Michelle Aislinn
“I’m not happy.” Alissa sits down across the table from me. “Not happy about what?” I ask. She takes a breath, her eyes closed. Her eyelashes flutter up as she releases her breath. “I’m not happy here. In this.” She points back and forth between us. My neck starts to tickle. All I can do is watch her graceful hands as she sweeps strands of blonde hair away from her forehead. “Oh,” I s...
“Courage in a Coffee Cup ” by Holly Kambach
Recently, while on a business trip Linus Nettle noticed something peculiar in his personal history. It is of note, that Linus had suffered with this peculiarity his entire life. You see, Linus Nettle had never had the courage to kiss a girl or ask her out on a date. “May I take your order Sir?” the girl behind the counter asked. Linus searched the menu list over the girl’s head. Never trusting the absurd ...
“Pre-Surgery Concerns” by Meg Vischer
Do people fart when they’re on the operating table? During surgery I mean, once that anesthesia hits, you take a deep breath, you go to sleep, your muscles relax—all of them. I need someone to confirm that I won’t just let loose as soon as I knock out. Luckily the doctors and nurses will be wearing medical masks over their mouths and noses; who knows, they might even be all plugged up under there, secretly so as not to embarrass their customer. This is my main fear about my surgery, truly; the thought of me, lying naked with a...
“Old Man Barnsworth” by Greg Gillis
Tonya, a very skilled nurse specializing in geriatric care, was assigned to a patient by the name of Frederick Barnsworth. Mister Barnsworth went through nurses like most people go through a jug of milk. He had a reputation for being a cynical old man that hated life and anyone in it, and he was not afraid to express himself. The last nurse ran out of his home...
“To Hold the World” by Ella Bella
Sam stared at the fallen painting kissing his feet, as if trying to send up an apologetic offering. It didn't mean to fall. It didn't mean for the old nail to become so rusted that it couldn't cling to the wall anymore. It didn't mean to bring back the sad memories. It didn't mean to hold the weight it did. It didn't mean to let go. It didn't mean to beat him to the fall. "Well I guess I'll get a broom," ...
“Fan Fiction” by Donald King
Fan Fiction “Can you believe this shit?!?”, Stan says to his friend Ryan who's standing awkwardly behind him, looking for any place to sit that isn't covered with dirty laundry, books or potato chip wrappers. “I mean, what idiot wrote this crap! Did they even read the books?” “Why are you bothering to read it, then, Stan? If it's so stupid, why are you even getting ...
“Perceived Potentiality” by Elizabeth Maxson
“You do realize that is a superpower?” Milo said casually. I shook my head no and continued sipping my coffee. “It is. Everyone has one and that is most certainly yours.” I rolled my eyes and relaxed back into the café chair. There were talented people all around me. The guitar guy, playing his instrument in the corner with no regard for anyone else, was strumming intently and seemed to be trans...
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