literature

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

Rachel Lesch2 years ago
The Hamiltons: Part 1
Eliza Hamilton smoothed the skirt of her new ball gown. The latest fashion was for high waists and a straight, column like silhouette. Gone were the tight corsets and immense panniers of her girlhood....
Hayley Kennedy2 years ago
Babygirl, Don't Lie
"Trust me...I'm a doctor," he whispered softly; his warm breath against my neck making me shudder. His tall, thin stature and slicked back brunette hair was almost irresistible. The way he would push ...
Jai Storm2 years ago
Once More
Guilt. The tormenting being that lurks inside all of us, poking at us, and reminding us of our failures. Day in and day out. It pulls us from our slumber, out of our lollipop daydreams back into the n...
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Midah Walter2 years ago
Fire is Not a Toy
Annie. Fin. 2 paths. 2 lives. High in the mountains the birds are calling. Gently waking each other from their slumber as they rise for a new day. The goats bray as the goat herds lead them up the cra...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 10
When the rainy weather passed, days of sun and heat took their place as May turned into June. Finding a few hours to rest between rehearsals and the performance in the evening, Adèle was lounging and ...
Teija Dee2 years ago
In Front of The Help.
The first time I felt superior towards someone was while working a summer job at the local Target. My cashier’s job gave me enough pocket money to buy too many cups of coffee at the nearby gas station...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 9
Later that evening, Marianne came home from work. It was very late and she knew that she could get a shower in. From her room, she grabbed a slip, towel, and her toiletry bag. Marianne disliked having...
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...