• Love And Romance,  Short Story

    The Embers Of A Lifetime

    The embers of a lifetime lay burning at my feet, memories of those I had learned to love, fading slowly before me. They had given me so much strength a reason to fight. There was nobody to come home too, to hold my flesh and bone, to make me feel alive again. Only the calm waters of the brook could awaken my nightmare, for part of me still felt unsure of whether or not; I still lay on the battlefield, staring up into the abyss. A lifetime of toil, nor riches nor fame, a mere peasant boy, “Alex, was thy name.” It all began on Dreary Lane, a home of…

  • A feeling of Uncertainty
    Love And Romance,  Short Story

    A Feeling Of Uncertainty

    She turned in a smile, 'I'd better be getting back to the library, you know how mother likes to get there, early.' 'Yes —' he replied sadly. . . . . A feeling of uncertainty made her question her decision. Was it just her mother being overprotective. She knew deep down she wanted their blessing, no matter what. It had been nearly seven years; she began to ponder since she had started working at the library. Every Saturday, her mother would always make sure she was there to walk her home, even during the winter months when the night came early, to ensure she got home safely. In the summer…

  • Book Cover for An Inconstant Heart, romantic short story
    Love And Romance,  Short Story

    An Inconstant Heart

    An inconstant heart is thrown into an array of breath-taking joy and excitement, only to be quenched by a mother’s overprotective nature. A formidable twist of events slowly unfolds when she shares the news with her parents. Unsettled by her mother’s reaction, she soon realised all was not as it seemed—a short romantic story by A I Moffat, full of emotion.    When a whelm of emotion causes palpitations of one’s heart.  Together they stood under a willow tree in a glorious array of pale green; the heat of summer had caused them to seek shelter and, most of all, privacy. Mathew looked curiously at her smile, then up at…

  • Charlotte a short story of friendship, book cover, free short story
    Love And Romance,  Short Story

    Charlotte

      Billy laughed, as he cycled about her on his bike, ‘You look nice.’ She smiled weakly from behind the collar of her coat. ‘You – gonna’ town?’ Emily just shook her head and gazed across the small village square where the sudden rush of excited school children had now evaporated into a sullen, still time of day. ‘Where yer goin’ then?’ She remained silent, not wanting to encourage the boy. ‘Me Da’s takin’ me,’ the boy started, then did a complete circle on his bike before stopping right in front of her, ‘On, Monday.’ ‘Is he?’ ‘Yes— Monday,’ he replied, looking a little confused. Emily, could not help feeling…

  • A Touch Of Love, short story, book, modern story
    Love And Romance

    A Sense Of Reasoning

    A tentative touch of love has stolen all sense of reasoning and, Joe finds himself struggling to accept reality. Has the relationship born from a tentative indication of compassion reached the end? Can Emily ever make the boy understand, or will Joe’s utterance of love change everything? A mere tentative touch can evoke a sense of reasoning.   A Sense Of Reasoning It wasn’t a mistake, she told herself. Things happen for a reason; he had given her so much, more than just his affections. She couldn’t allow him to think it had only been a mistake; without him, she would never have found herself. No – there was something…

  • By A Mere Accident, Book Cover
    Love And Romance,  Short Story

    By A Mere Accident

    By A Mere Accident – was first published in 1904 by the author E Nesbit, an English author and poet best known for her children’s books such as; The Railway Children, The Story Of The Treasure Seekers, and The Woodbegoods.  A consequential utterance caused by a mere accident could change his life forever. Although a questionable chance encounter leads to a dramatic change of events, this short story has a definite twist. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few – slight – changes to enhance a more modern reading experience, we hope you enjoy this short but delightful tale. By A Mere Accident Her fresh, fair face…

  • The Kiss, short story book cover by Edith Nesbit
    Love And Romance

    The Kiss

    The Kiss – was first published in 1907 by the author E Nesbit, an English author and poet who is best known for her children’s books such as; The Railway Children, The Story Of The Treasure Seekers The Woodbegoods. This short story is ablaze with colour and intrigue – leaving you completely spellbound – deep in the heart of an English country garden. Although, The Kiss is not one of the authors’ better-known works, it can capture the pure essence of love in its purest of forms. With the addition of some illustrations, and only a few – slight – changes to enhance a more modern reading experience, we hope you…

  • A Touch Of Love

    A Touch Of Love

    A Touch Of Love is a short story by A I Moffat, who conjures up the innocence of a young boy who struggles to understand why reality should come in the way of his affections. Emily soon becomes increasingly concerned that she has made a dreadful mistake yet finds herself drawn to his innocence time and time again. Just a touch of love has awoken a child who lived in an imaginary world of his own, afraid of allowing his real depth to be exposed. An illustrated short story of intrigue which captures the imagination. We hope you enjoy a touch of love. ‘I’m not sure -’ she hesitated. The…