literature

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

Dylan Dames3 months ago
The Bay Wall
Two big seagulls swoop down on a French fry that floats in the sea. They wrestle with it, flapping their wings aggressively as the fry predictably splits in two. The birds fly away. I pick up another ...
Teya Hooper3 months ago
Words
The dictionary describes words as "a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation that functions as a principal carrier of meaning." Technically speaking, ...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
Representatives of Joy
Confetti and smiles appeared. In the Newark, Delaware convenience store where 72-year-old Myleesha Bunting had purchased the winning ticket. Swarms of news cameras and spectators descended upon her. V...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
The Egoism Pledge
The stylus moved. It moved like a staff striking into fertile soil. Only the soil was a digital tablet and the staff opened the gates for signees. Thirty-eight-year-old billionaire Elgier Ossett looke...
Brittany Medvetz3 months ago
'Light of Secrets'
I grab three bottles and take them to them. I hand one to each of them. "Thanks, baby doll," Lian murmurs to me with a wink. I roll my eyes and go back to the kitchen. I grab my glass of white wine an...
Nata
Part 1 “It's time to go. Are you ready?” I half jumped and lifted my head to see my mother standing in front of me, handing me my lunch. “Ma, it’s ok. I can make or buy something as soon as I get ther...
Sharlene Alba3 months ago
Embers: Chapter 9
ZANDER Giselle's birthday party had brought in more people than I figured she wanted to attend. I didn't find it surprising that she had found a way to sneak out for some air. It took me a bit to find...
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Tuvden 3 months ago
Tony’s Feelings
This school didn’t give the students the privilege of choosing their own subjects, for freshmen and sophomore years at least. The school was changing its systems according to the new programme they in...
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Kay B3 months ago
Crushing
Marie closed her locker and there stood watching Jack and Anna. She stood there as her books tried to escape as she watched them laughing and talking. The sound of the bell made Marie jump and the boo...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
The Pressed Penny
Lines stretched around the store at this time. It was 10 o’clock in the morning in the Shepherd’s Emporium in Wilmington, Delaware. D’Vonte Sinclair waited in line just a few moments before he reached...
Harriet Christabel3 months ago
Five Books About Relationships
I often struggle to pin down what exactly my favourite types of book are (so don't ask!), but one theme I'll often come back to in my reading is that of relationships. Whether it be between couples or...
SKYLERIZED 3 months ago
To Not Weep and Repent
As the masses in Newark, Delaware trudged through the snow, a grayness colored the sky in the late afternoon. Smells of chicken broth from the soup kitchens arose just as quickly. Everyone looked down...
LR Hatfield3 months ago
Christmas Homecoming (Pt. 3)
Bryson opened the gate and I walked through and over to his truck. I put the tailgate down and sat on it. I didn’t want him to think that I would go anywhere with him. I wanted to stay where dad could...
Sharlene Alba3 months ago
Embers (Ch. 8)
ZACH "INCOMING!" Thea shouted as she ran to my side when we saw Mom's Mustang pull up outside of Dad's shop. I was surprised she hadn't sold it before we left for South America but it still looked in ...
Gabi Dennerlein3 months ago
Torn Between Two
It was the middle of the football season and the Flywood Seagulls were four to one. The score was 29-28 and the Seagulls were losing to the Retrievers in the fourth quarter. So far the game had been v...
Cierra Harkness3 months ago
Juvenile
"Look, John, I know you want her to stay simply because she needs a home, but I don't want her here, alright? I don't care if she's our daughter's friend. I don't care if she has no family. I want her...
Sharlene Alba4 months ago
Embers (Ch. 7)
GISELLE I was bored. So much so, that I wasn't even enjoying the oral transaction Miguel Duran, the head of Uncle Freddy's farm help, was giving me at the moment. He was older, in his early 30s, and m...
Lesley Anne Armour4 months ago
Winter Is Coming
The last of the golden leaves had fallen. The sun cruelly shone golden, piercing Mari’s eyes with no warmth to penetrate her fleece layers as she hiked up to her cottage on the hill. Blinded she shiel...