Stories tagged “UNREQUITED LOVE”

  • The Waiting Game

    She promised she'd meet me here. It was our favorite place in all the world and it had the benefit of being a place that no one would think to look for us: a small cafe named "Kis Nyúl" in the remote town of Zics, Hungary. Nothing about our separate and s…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    It had all been a fantasy, a fever dream of sorts, the kind that lasts for a year. I had truly believed he could love me back the way I loved him.

    First, the straw man, or men, of which there were many. I'd convinced myself that his little girlfriend wa…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Dreams into Nightmares

    Everett called at the door, "Hey, you guys having a party in there?"

    Sasha wiped her tears and checked her face in the mirror.

    "Just a minute!" Natalie called out.

    Some lady pushed her way in, looking perturbed. Natalie shoved Sasha out of the bathroo…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • More Than She Could Take

    The three of them had been chatting over drinks at a table in a hotel lounge bar. Everett kept sharing what his girl was messaging him as it happened. Then she facetimed him. Sasha excused herself and headed towards the ladies room. Natalie watched her, c…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Suffer in Silence

    "Did you actually read my email?" I asked, apprehension building a bubble in my chest.

    "No, I haven't had time. It was long."

    My bubble popped. Embarrassment washed over me. What was I thinking? "Oh, well, nevermind."

    "Sure, so about this story..."

    I li…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Glenwick Lane

    All roads lead to Glenwick Lane.

    They led there because of her. The only women in Ireland I ever truly loved.

    I never thought she loved me though. At least not as truly.

    I spent wakeful night with my mind on her, comforted only by the Guinness in my gl…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Finally, He Types

    He reluctantly tapped at the keyboard with his fingers. They had taught him in school how to type properly, but he wasn't sure if he was executing it the way his teachers in 6th grade had intended. It did, however, get the job done.

    He didn't want to del…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Reality of the Muse

    "Why don't you write about me?" she exclaimed as if it were that easy.

    It wasn't. She was the personification of the proverbial "one that got away" and his heart still ached for her even after all the years that had passed since that night in the park on…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • The Ice Queen

    She was startled to notice they weren't icicles but tears. The Ice Queen didn't understand this emotion of "sadness." She'd certainly heard of it before, but she was quite certain she had never experienced it. Everyone said her heart was as cold as ice, b…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • In The Wet Of The Grass

    We pressed our bodies into the wet morning grass. We had spent the night walking around the neighborhood talking about nothing in particular, but now we had fallen in tune with the quiet of the rising sun.

    "I adore you," I said, breaking the silence. "Yo…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Cafe Love

    I felt like my heart was on fire whenever I saw her. Like a tentacle of hot flame wrapped around the ventricles and tried to choke the life out of me but not in a bad way, if you can imagine such a thing being a pleasant experience.

    It was just love. OK,…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Two Paths, One Dream

    I can picture exactly how it would be.

    I'd somehow come face to face with the embodiment of him. I'd run into his embrace. It would last a satisfyingly long time.

    After some familial chit chat and idle distractions, probably involving a meal and an acti…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Hurricane Sheva, Hurricane Aaron

    I clenched my fingers around the chain link fence, using the thin metal to keep me standing. The wind rattled it rat-tattat-tat. Sluggish dark water moved through the canal below me. Looking through the forest of skyscrapers, I caught a glimpse of the s…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Whatever Happened to Check Yes or No?

    I heard someone clear their throat immediately behind me. Looking over my shoulder as I grabbed a book out of the top of my locker I saw the long hair and striking blue eyes of a stranger. I only recognized her because she was friends with HER.

    "It's rea…

    Posted 5 years ago