Romantic Shorts’ Latest Romantic Short Stories…
Our romantic short stories are designed to take our readers away for about a half hour. They are complete stories unto themselves and aren’t related to each other. That means that you can duck into our Reading Room for a quick escape any time, and make it back to your real life before anyone knows you’ve gone.
When Love Calls
by Ronnie Dauber
I hung up the phone and returned to my bedroom to put on the new gown that I’d purchased a few weeks earlier. It was a cobalt blue, chiffon dress with a low cut bodice that would show off just a little more than my new gold heart pennant. Jack didn’t know about it so I knew he’d be thrilled when he saw me in it, since blue was his favorite color on me. I left my dark hair loose so it would grace my shoulders just the way he liked it. My makeup was on, I was dressed and the only thing left was to wait for Jack.
The clock in the hallway chimed six o’clock, and I waited excitedly for him to come bursting through the front door. I waited and I waited, and with each minute that ticked by another hair on my neck stood up. Where was he?
We Are Not Alone
After five years of online research and tinkering, and 2-1/2 years of active presence, it has finally happened. Someone else is publishing romantic shorts! It was bound to happen. And there is both relief and trepidation in this discovery, and not just a little excitement and hope(?)
The relief is that, at long last, RomanticShorts.com is not alone in cyberspace. An odd sentiment, you may think, but consider, standing alone, we can never be completely sure of our conviction. But when one other stands beside us, our purpose is validated. It’s not that I ever had any doubts about the viability of Romantic Shorts; the support of our writers and readers can attest to that. There’s just a little comfort in not being so totally alone!
Trepidation in that, Romantic Shorts is but a small and upcoming press. The thought of being washed over and/or out by a big name competitor is frightening. And so I have instead decided to take advantage of whatever I may learn from this new ally. I have reached out to introduce us, to connect, and to offer my support of their endeavour. What makes us all stronger helps us all. (And there is plenty of room for romance out there!)
The excitement and hope – not a desperate hope, but more an anticipation – come from the idea than many are now working on the same path. Well, quite similar, at least. That Romantic Shorts will benefit more from the company of a ‘Big Sister’ than it would have fared alone is more than likely. In fact, it’s probable.
And so, I introduce you to LunchHourLoveStories.com, the result of the combining of skills of a number of established and successful romance writers. Their site is more of a bookstore than a reading room, and their stories are closer to an hour than a half, but it’s certainly worth a visit.
Go ahead. Take a look. We’ll still be here when you get back.
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Romantic Shorts is looking for writers to submit romantic short stories for online publication. Writers whose stories are chosen will have their story featured on the site, promoted via Twitter and Facebook, and will enjoy a Romantic Shorts Author’s Page dedicated to the writer’s credits and achievements. If you’re a writer trying to get your name out there, consider submitting a romantic short story to Romantic Shorts.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
Would You Know If You Were Having A Heart Attack?
February is Heart and Stroke Month and Romantic Shorts would like to share the Go Red for Women Premiere Short Film, Just a Little Heart Attack. The film features Elizabeth Banks as an harried mom blustering through her morning routine in the midst of having a heart attack. Watch it – and guaranteed you’ll see yourself in there somewhere!
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Meet Romantic Shorts’ Founder, Alexandra Brown
Visit TheWorkAtHomeWoman.com to read their interview with Romantic Shorts’ own Alexandra Brown. Learn what makes this manic mom of five tick and where the inspiration for Romantic Shorts came from. Leave a comment there for Alex and she’ll be sure to reply.