One Night, a romantic short story excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from my new romantic short story:


It’s never what you’d expect, going someplace you’ve never been.
We dressed up for a birthday party to celebrate someone neither of us knew. My best friend had grown weary of me moping around. Her parents were kind enough to give us their tickets to attend a lavish birthday soirée. They already had plans for a cruise that same weekend. They had a life.
The party was in Reno, Nevada. The lights and buzzers were good distractions for the otherwise despondent. Who can dwell on the thought of being unloved and abandoned when bells and whistles are going off? There is no time for self-pity when the slot machine next to you is trumpeting how lucky a stranger is.
Dressed in my favorite amethyst-colored, mandarin dress with its jaw-dropping slit up to my thigh, I was ready to be social. Tanya, my best friend of 20 years, looked hot as hell in her flashy red dress which accentuated her two blessings. It was her go-to dress when she was on a mission to get some phone numbers, as we single ladies call it.
“Thank you for making me come out of my cave.” I hugged her, smiled and was ready for whatever the party had to offer. I had become a hermit after being dumped. It was time to get out from under the burdensome weight of inadequacy.
We stood in front of closed double doors. No one had come in or out. 
Were we in the wrong place?
Tanya readjusted her boobs, fluffed her highlighted, blond hair and popped a mint. “Let’s go.” She pushed the handles down and the doors swung open like an Oscar moment.
I felt like a child opening up the secret panel in the wardrobe leading me into Narnia. Taking that brave first step, I crossed the threshold and froze. There he stood, with the confidence and composure of James Bond. Across the room on the edge of the dance floor, waiting for me. He turned his gaze to greet me and found my smile in the process.
My broken self-felt my heart jump into it
s cage and my eyes instinctively looked down. “Do you see him?” I asked Tanya, making sure he wasn’t a novelty of my overactive imagination.
“Do I see the handsome man standing by the dance floor? Oh yeah,” she said with a sigh. “Come on, let’s find a place to sit. Maybe he has a friend.” Having been single for two years Tanya was ready to pounce on any available man who was willing. Surely in a casino, she would find plenty.

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Random acts of romance

Like most women I love romance! And so do men, I’m told.

So ladies and gents, I propose that you initiate a random act of romance every day. It doesn’t have to be 30 minutes of romance, it can be five minutes or twelve. The point is to let your partner know he or she is important. Isn’t that the point of romance anyway?

I have every faith in you that you know your lover so well that you can come up with unique ideas tailored to your loved one. However, if you feel you need help, no worries. I’m including some romantic ideas for you.

They are:
1. Write a love note and place it in their wallet, briefcase, a book being read, etc. Someplace specific to them. You get the idea, right?
2. Unplug the computer and the tv and place a picture of you on each item with a note that reads, “Turn me on instead.”
3. Do a chore for your partner without being asked. For example, if your partner always washes the dishes after dinner beat them to it. After all, your partner is special to you and deserves a reprieve.
4. Place their favorite flower on the windshield of their car.
5. Buy the book, sweater, wallet, or tie that they have been wanting. (Any small item that they have been wanting but haven’t bought.) Take the time to do a five-star wrap job, after all, presentation is half the gift.
6. Give a passionate kiss up against the wall, your bodies close.
7. Before bed, go outside together and make a wish on a star.
8. Play some romantic music during dinner or when going to bed.
9. Order your favorite take out and eat it in bed.
10. Every day tell your partner you love him/her in a different language. After 30 days (or more if you want) say, “You mean the world to me.”

Romance doesn’t have to be saved for a special occasion like birthdays or Valentine’s Day, nor should it be. In fact, if you ask most people, they will agree that random acts of romance on a non-traditional day are more meaningful.

So get your mojo going and be your Romeo to her Juliette or vice-versa.

What are the most romantic gestures you’ve made to your loved one?



Find 30 minutes of romance in short stories

For those of you who love romance and can never get enough, I will be writing romantic short stories that can be devoured in less than 30 minutes. They are perfect for those chaotic days where you have very little time to indulge in anything pleasurable.

The first romance short story is now available on Amazon as an ebook.

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What do you do for romance for yourself or your lover?