It’s 2AM and your phone has just buzzed you awake, filling the room in white-blue LED light. You have a message. It’s a photo. No words, no explanation. Just a photo. Tell us all about it. And what happens next. As usual I wake up in seconds. And immediately I know where this pic comes … Continue reading #DPChallenge ~ 2 AM Photo
To Susan His dedication to his work is exemplary, and he is admired by colleagues and friends. But in the depth of his heart he hides a wonderful secret, a secret always present, as he works through the day. Only he - and the one who shares his life - know the secret: it is … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Paradise
You lie supine, naked, the image of confidence, of peace. Yet we know the fire, the incandescent light, under the veil. We know the perfection, the miracle of time and patience, the perpetual discovery. So I listen, attentive, tense, admiring, my gaze on your lips, waiting. It’s a whisper, and for me, your lover, it’s … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Whisper
“You get towards the end of life - no, not life itself, but of something else: the end of the likelihood of change in that life. You are allowed a long moment to pause, time enough to ask the question: what else have I done wrong?” ~ Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending I … Continue reading #amreading: The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
The small torus was perfect, its pale colour matching her skin, its location a delicious dream, a constant evocation of a deep secret, his and hers. They had chosen the craftsman carefully, an old Chinese silversmith who knew his piercing, and was discrete. She had been a little afraid, but trusted him, blindly. For him … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Ringing
"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself." ~ Henry Miller (Quoted by Una Tentazione) In his sleep Melissa was talking to him about higher mathematics, about the marvels she was learning with her new teacher. Her new interest in physics amazed him, his recollection … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Devotion
The spirit of Love is never, ever broken…
it is not for the fearful
or the weak.
giving your heart so completely
takes a trust
and vulnerability in the pure hope
that it will be looked after
so i worry –
i lie awake terrified
that my heart is not big enough,
my words not compassionate enough,
my arms not open wide enough
that i will fail you
live up to the unworthiness i feel.
i have lived incomplete
for so long.
now that i have gotten to bask
to stand in your sun –
i struggle to feel
of such a precious gift.
tonight you hurt….
and i lie here.
desperate to reach out
mindful of boundaries
and i am once again
my heart can not endure your pain
so i pray
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For Naoko Lighter than feathers the notes of the piano float through the room, as you play, your gaze from time to time turning to me, radiant. The evening is perfect: the rain falling on the terrace, now in darkness, can just be heard, and the sound of the fire crackling in the chimney, lighting … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Flawed
The summer was coming to an end, and she dreaded the return to her “normal” life: how could she give up what mattered to her more than anything in the world? Yet she knew the secret to keep him, to continue to be the one he had wanted her to be, she must obey by … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: September 7 – Memories
nascent love like - the new moon turns its face away Beginnings glow, and often fail to spark much longer. When we met we knew a few things, that experience was not measured in promiscuity, that love is for most of us a mirage, that looks and bodies change - over time - and “bien … Continue reading #Geometries: Lieben