Tag: Fiction

I saw Theo before he saw me. He was the second groomsman to come down the aisle, a bridesmaid on his arm. He was smiling, genuinely and awkwardly – he’d always hated being on display. He looked good – fit, but not that obsessive revenge-body fit he’d been the first year after our breakup. He’d […]

I can never turn off my editor brain, which often affects my reading experience, but Bel Canto is so perfectly crafted, my editor brain has stayed quiet and let me just be a reader. Here’s a beautifully descriptive passage that I love: “It had been a beautiful party, though no one would remember that. White […]

“Psychic/Medium $25” – turquoise cursive curled on a black A-sign outside a brick-walled shop. Michelle had dragged me here because, “You never know” and “What if?” and “Come on, Lucy, it’ll be fun – if you hate it, I’ll pay for yours, too,” even though I knew I’d be paying for both of us because […]

The last time I saw the love of my life, I knew I was going to lose him. Drafted into a fight he didn’t start, I could not, would not, accept his going. And yet, I knew I had to. Despite the fact that allowing him to leave went against every feeling in my heart, […]