cute short stories
I: Thank u,thank u very much…
(i watched a simile on her face its cool and calm)
The moment I met Denise aboard the Love Boat, I knew she was someone special. She became my first love, but we lived 90 miles apart. After the cruise, we maintained our love affair through handwritten letters. Eventually, geography took its toll. We went on to separate lives, yet I thought about her quite often. Thirty years later, we reunited in Grand Central Station. I hired a violinist to play our love song as we held each other for the first time in three decades. After wishing to be with her all those years apart, we finally married.
DESTINY AT THE DENTIST
by Kathleen Curran, Canyon Country, California
The two slowly got to know each other, with one letter after the other. One year later, the two had fallen in love with each other, without having ever met. Seven years later, Avril and David met for the first time. It was the day before their wedding, as David had proposed to her shortly before. The two married and had six children.
Throughout the lessons, the man carefully listened and wrote everything down he learned. When the day and class were slowly coming to an end, the outer attendees simply could not hide their curiosity any longer. When they finally asked him why he was so interested in makeup artistry, he gave the most inspiring beautiful reply:
It was still surreal that she was standing here, surrounded by so much history that the walls seemed to resonate with words and nerves and ghosts.
He watches her, his unprotected hair catching snowflakes.
“A Private Experience” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is definitely on the longer side of the short story, but you can still read it in one sitting. This brief, intimate, heart-wrenching tale of two women taking shelter from violence is sure to stay with you long past the final sentence. When the world outside is crumbling, the bonds between strangers can mean life or death.
“Sticks” is just flash fiction at its finest: it starts off cute and quirky, and rapidly veers into creepy and off and heartbreaking, all without losing its sense of humor. In under a page, George Saunders conjures up a singular character, his bizarre obsession with the pole in his backyard, and the concerned family around him.