SHORT attention span?

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We sat like that for a long time, suspended, it seemed, in eternity. Finally his arm stole around my shoulder, hugging me closer. O rapture! I turned and looked at his beautiful face, inches from mine. I was about to close my eyes for a miracle of a kiss, when suddenly, terribly–

– from First Kiss

The bus creeps forward through heavy traffic, block by block. Still I avert my gaze from the passengers, and continue to look out the window. I do not want to face the dead-eyed stranger…

– from Close Encounter

Suddenly his hand is on my knee. My heart stops. Revulsion overtakes me; I squirm my knee away, out of his reach. He gets the message. When I finally reach my front door, breathless with anxiety and nausea, I believe I have narrowly escaped a terrible fate, though I am not sure exactly what that fate would have been. But if I have escaped, why do I still feel so awful?

I am 13.

– from Taking Back the Night

You’ll find these stories and more in my book of short pieces, First Kiss and other True Fiction.

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First Kiss and other True Fiction cover




2 thoughts on “SHORT attention span?

  1. You left me hanging with these suspenseful passages, but the rumbling in the background has me untethering my laptop so I can finish up here before a full-fledge storm rolls through (again).

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