Nina took a trip to a nature preserve, hoping to be alone with her thoughts. She had just broken up with her fifth boyfriend in three months, and was feeling disgusted with herself. So disgusted, in fact, that she didn’t … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Love Takes Time
Laura and Vinny were rival lawyers
On opposite sides of a big lawsuit.
Vinny was defending a matchmaker,
Eveline, who believed in a “three date” rule.
“True love is not always instant,” she said.
All couples sign a contract to that affect.
Keeping it enforced is another story.
Everyone has notions of whom they will love.
Some forget the power of healthy disagreements.
This statement made Vinny look at Laura.
It was hard not to admire her presence.
Many arguments could be had with her.
Each one would be a pleasure in the future.
– Alex Schattner (8/30/12)
The wife of a U.S. Senator was preparing a romantic dinner for her and her husband. She was slicing a chicken cutlet, when she cut her finger with the carving knife. Three drops of blood fell on to the cutlet, … Continue reading
The Ghost at Lock 60
When the original Erie Canal was completed in 1825, it was hailed as “The Eighth Wonder of the Western World”–an “engineering marvel”–but it was far from perfect. It was downright dangerous at times, especially for the boys, “Hoggees,” who rode … Continue reading
Her Own Man
Delia was a young, single, witch looking for a great guy to spend her life with. Jacob was her current man. They had been out two times before, and she was really starting to like him. They both enjoyed slipping … Continue reading
Saturday Haiku: Love at First Sight
One loves at first sight Only if one possesses a knowledge within. Being shallow is a normal, but risky move. The looks go both ways. Don’t bow to beauty. Too often is it a crutch For mismatched couples. The Cliche … Continue reading
Illustration: “Dawn Singing” by Sara M.
Read the tale of Singing Dawn.
The Politician’s Dilemma
A congressman from the great state of Illinois wanted to address the nation over rumors that he was having an extra-marital affair. This address went against the advice of his re-election team; especially that of Raj, his “P.R. Guru.” “Why … Continue reading
Illustration: A “Breckin Harts” Infographic by Cori S.
Read “Breckin Harts” Here.
Celia and the Sulfur Spring
On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Celia took a road trip to investigate her inheritance, a small property in West Virginia. After passing it three times, Celia pulled up to a grassy field. A mailbox reading “20 Spruce Lane” was the … Continue reading