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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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 can throw at them to be together. Prepare for a tragic journey of the heart as Penner takes us through the...

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...

How I Met Your Father

Sometimes the human quest for love takes us along a new path, leading us to the place we belong, even though we had no idea how to get there. So it is for Joe Sweeney‘s heroine in How I Met Your Father. With smooth and flowing dialogue, and warm and engaging prose,...

What The Darkness Proposes

As second place finalist in last year’s New Year New Story Writers’ Competition, What The Darkness Proposes, by Kirsten S. Blacketer sets a standard for which Romantic Shorts would like to be known. Suspenseful and engaging, this romance is one that will have the...

The Wizard

Our inaugural story, The Wizard, by Helen Chapman, was chosen as our launch story for many reasons. An historical setting is both pleasantly complimented by its delectable fantasy, and brightened with its quick wit and dialogue. With a satisfying finish, this short...

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