The Reading Room

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.

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To Be Free

A forbidden affair, a simpler time, and the universal regret of the path not taken, all make for a love story that has us all yearning for the innocence and freedom of fiction. Sandra J. Eastman's characters are as unique as they are typical, and her tale takes our...

A Day In St. John’s

Sometimes you have to get away from it all to start to see things more clearly. A walk through St. John's in Portland takes Laura a little farther than she expected, but right where she should have been all along. Debbie Dodge's endearing characters, coupled with her...

Promise

Romantic Shorts presents a heart-wrenching story by A. B. Penner, who steals our hearts and gives them to David and Quinn, lovers who have to fight all that life has to throw at them to be together. Prepare for a true journey of the heart as Penner takes us through...

Second Time’s The Charm

Romantic Shorts presents a steamy escape by Bonnie Wood. As Jeanne makes good her escape from the clutches of Mr. Wrong, she soon discovers that Mr. Right may have been right there all along. And sorting things out is going to be quite the adventure. This one’s got...

Dark

Romantic Shorts presents Dominique Collier‘s paranormal journey through the dark. When promising gymnast Naoko’s world comes to a screeching halt, Mark is there to help her find her way back to her life and the love it offers, until the line between light and dark...

When Love Calls

With a warm Romantic Shorts welcome, we present Canadian author and inspiration, Ronnie Dauber’s When Love Calls. Celebrating an anniversary is always a time to reflect and appreciate the wonder of love. But when circumstances threaten the very treasure you cherish,...

Romantic Shorts Founder’s First Online Interview

Wow! I am really feeling the love this morning! My first online interview was posted today. And I can’t resist the urge to toot my own horn a little… I knew it was coming – I did answer the questions myself. But somehow, seeing it live sets the butterflies in motion...

Real Life Romance Redefined

Romance is Dead. I killed it.I follow a blog by a terrific and funny writer named Alena Dillon. Always a little bit of sunshine in my day, this week’s post pokes fun at her inability to accept a romantic gesture. Made me laugh more as I recalled my own recent romantic...

The Allure of a Half Naked God

Romantic Shorts presents a comedy by Alexandra Meryn, who assures us that this offering is actually based on a true story. While names and places have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, and some literary license has been taken, apparently, truth really is...

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