Category Archives: romance

The Power of Music

Music from the Baby Einstein CD played softly as Alicia dozed peacefully in her crib. Her parents Geoff and Priya watched from the doorway. “It never fails,” whispered Priya. “I though she’d never settle down,” said Geoff. They silently slipped … Continue reading

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Sweet, Spicy and Clueless

Dalton sat alone at his table tapping away on his smartphone, hoping to mask the fact that he got stood up. No patron in the restaurant could possibly know that it was the third time he’d been stood up in … Continue reading

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The Nose Stud Hypothesis

It was a moment of celebration mixed with overwhelming relief. After months of preparation, the sales team presented their pitch. It was a thirty minute multimedia extravaganza. Afterwards, the team gathered at the Thirsty Pigeon to decompress. Ed sat down … Continue reading

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If Cupid Was A Medical Professional

The phlebotomist smiled as she snapped her glove in place. “Have you ever had blood work done before?” she asked as she read the patient’s orders. “No,” said Kyle. His eyes darted across the desk filled with medical supplies. “Right … Continue reading

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The Smell Test

“What happens if you get sprayed by a skunk?” asked Danny. “If you don’t know, now’s not the time to ask,” said Eric. At that moment, Danny was assaulted by a sensory overload. He didn’t know a smell could hit … Continue reading

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Men in Trees

Every evening Rhea and her schnauzer, Buster Sparklepants, enjoyed a stroll through Eastport Park. Last Friday the two came upon a man climbing a giant maple tree. With her hand firmly on her pocket-sized bottle of mace, she submitted to … Continue reading

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Mortuary Love

Its hard to say life is good when you are a funeral director, but that’s precisely how Claude felt. Years of study and apprenticeship were finally beginning to pay off. When Claude graduated from high school, his dad sat him … Continue reading

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