literature

Whether written centuries ago or just last year, literary couples show that love is timeless.

Why I Read Harry Potter to My Boyfriend
When I tell people that my boyfriend and I have a habit of reading the Harry Potter books to each other, the response is usually mixed. Some people think it's the most adorable thing in the world, oth...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 8
On Thursday evening, Mimi d’Aubrey went to visit her sister Catharine Mathieu. "Hello Mimi," Catharine said as the maid brought her into the pristine white kitchen. "It must be so quiet here with the ...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 7
A few days later, Eulalie approached Augustin again in the courtyard. "Shouldn't you be in school?" He asked her. "I skipped today." she answered nonchalantly. "You shouldn't do that." "Why? You didn'...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Marco
Then, to my surprise, I met Marco. I was going for lunch every day at the canteen from the University of Amsterdam, and so was he. He had been smiling at me and me at him. We just couldn’t ignore each...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Shine
So I was just there, standing with my bike near the entrance of a building, not knowing what to do next, when I saw this blond guy coming out of an elevator, with a bike, and my very first impression was that I knew him, but I couldn’t remember where from. I must have stared at him a bit awkwardly, and so he stared at me too, smiling very much, don’t ask me why, as if he was seeing something quite amazing instead of me. I smiled back, and just as he was passing me by with his bike, the cloth on ...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution Chapter 6
Augustin was of a rather changeable temperament. The smallest misfortune could put him in the worst sort of mood but any bit of luck could send his spirits in the other direction just as extremely. A ...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Rainbow Girl
I didn’t see the rainbow girl for quite sometime after that. Christmas came and went, as well as New Year. My grandparents Olga and Delio came to visit, and so did my brother Marco and his boyfriend N...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 5
One did not have to be a fortune teller to be able to tell Marianne how her day would go, but the young man’s prediction echoed in her ears. Whether or not he had just been guessing, he had described ...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 4
“Do you know of anyone who might be hiring for the day?” Augustin asked a man working at a newspaper kiosk by the river, who was just opening up. The man read all of the newspapers, especially the job...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Seeing Alice in the Mirrors
The following years were very complicated for my family. My mother moved to Amsterdam, the little town full of canals and bridges in Holland, and had a little girl called Branca with her new husband J...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 3
On a Friday evening in May, Charles Prideaux and his brother in law Jules Martin went to the Palais Garnier to see the Paris Opera Ballet perform Sleeping Beauty. When the two men arrived in their box...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 2
Guillaume Lerou never made it back from the war. The letter announcing his death arrived on a Sunday afternoon in April of 1918, one of those warm, pleasant April days which feel more like June. Maude...
Matt Croyle2 years ago
The Journey Home
The man could not recall how long he had been moving. To travel now was dangerous, but it was a necessary journey — one he would make willingly. He had created a small fire away from the road as to no...
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Vanisha May2 years ago
Physically Turned On, Emotionally Switched Off.
So my first blog is going to be about the issues and questions in the book that I’ve just finished reading, and as a sociologist and more importantly, as a single gal in the 21st century, I have found...
Halliday Nelson2 years ago
Beginning Again
My life has taken a drastic turn. That was not something I was expecting to happen again at the age of 28. For the past few years, I lived as a stay-at-home wife and mother. Now, my marriage is ending...
LJ Chaplin2 years ago
A Different Version of You & Chameleon Sky
Just something I want to share. Writing poetry is my passion, and I feel this would be an amazing opportunity to share my work here. The poem itself was inspired by my partner. He had hit a wall in hi...
Nikki Gaskins2 years ago
Grieving Mom Releases Inspirational New Book After Teen Daughter Killed In Car Wreck
URBANA, ILLINOIS—Approximately 42,000 children die each year in the United States, according to the National Center for Child Death Review Policy and Practice. That means each year more than 80,000 pa...
Dubraska Lima2 years ago
Are We Selfish?
Being out of college made reality hit hard. While I was in High School and even in college I was always around people, always with “friends,” but when that stage of my life ended, everything was diffe...