Tag: short stories

The Wait

The silence in this room is chilling, haunting, killing a mind with innocent thoughts and tragic emotions. It’s consuming a soul tortured by the still air, the stagnant flow of the dust. Rose, a name too sickening for her own naked ears to bare, only hears the ticking of the clock placed ironically by the front door, ticking…

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Recipe for Disaster

There is a certain essence to his beauty.  My eyes followed his giant hands from pot to pot, their bulging veins shaking hints of spice across the bubbling cauldrons. I’m mesmerized by his concentration on each dish, the tick in his jaw, the slight raise in eyebrows, the quiet mumbles underneath his breath, recollecting recipes…

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A Woman’s Beauty

Beauty. According to Oxford Languages, beauty is defined as a “combination of qualities, such as shape, color or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.” The second definition of beauty is quite simple, acceptable even; beauty is “a beautiful woman.” And yes, coincidentally, with a period. Synonyms of beauty resembles everything a woman…

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Nostalgia At Its Finest

A short story just in time for the holidays/Christmas. “Come dance with me,” he says. I look up at him as he stands, reluctantly placing my hand in his. He leads me towards the living room in his apartment, and stands right next to the Christmas tree. I gasp when his fingers swiftly curve around…

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Dinner is Served!

A short story just in time for Halloween. I use a fork in one hand and a knife in the other to cut the steak, admiring its tenderness and juices that spill onto the china without hesitation. I look outside the kitchen window and noticed the moon, smiling at the glow and its perfection. “It’s…

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On This Day in History, July 24

In 1911, American academic and explorer Hiram Bingham III was guided by Peruvian locals to Machu Picchu. His ventures there, funded by Yale University, would be credited as the main method by which the “ancient city” was brought to world attention and would become the tourist destination it has become. He would later return three…

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