Of Satin Ribbons and Sunrises

For Pia. The satin ribbon gracefully danced with the wind while it held her final breath. // “Love, can you push me outside?” she called softly for her husband of 50 years, as she twirled a white satin ribbon in her dainty, fragile hands – the same ribbon that she wore on her hair duringContinue reading “Of Satin Ribbons and Sunrises”

Smiles

He smiles as he watches her, thinking how much of a lucky bastard he is that she said yes to him when he proposed. “What are you thinking?” she asks him as she turns her head towards him, catching him off guard, making his breath slightly hitch – with the beatific grin she has onContinue reading “Smiles”

First Night

They were cuddling on the bed with barely their underwear on, eyes gazing at each other, fingers grazing each other’s skin as they slowly smiled. Contented. Sated. Loved. “Hi,” he softly whispered. “Hi, yourself,” she whispered back. He then leaned towards her and gave her the softest of kisses on her lips. She responded, slowlyContinue reading “First Night”

Seulement Vous (A Short Story)

She was clutching an old, ratty teddy bear close to her chest, while she was browsing through her phone reading about current events and news on her Fox News app. She tightened her hold on said teddy bear when she read about a recent act of terrorism in the French Alps, her beautiful face contortingContinue reading “Seulement Vous (A Short Story)”

He Was…

He was the first person I saw among the throng of people inside the bus. He was looking outside the window, his forehead on it, lost in thought. His shoulders were slumped, his eyes depicted loneliness. An aloneness that could only come from somewhere deep within. Sadness that couldn’t be reached unless coaxed out. ThereContinue reading “He Was…”