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Fiction: Sneaking Out (524 words)

They met after curfew. Of course, they could see each other earlier as well, as an engaged couple, no one would fault them for sneaking away for a little bit of alone time when they got the chance, but there was something fun about the scandal of sneaking out. That, and there were significantly less “knowing looks” from the older members of the group, which always made her feel a little slimy.

She made her way quietly down the hall where they had aggressed to meet, her eyes straining in the dark to try and find him.  An arm reached out from an even darker alcove, slipping around her waist and pulling her in close. She still couldn’t see him very well, but she knew the feel of his arm settling around her waist and his chest under her hands as she reached out to steady herself. Then, if she wasn’t quite sure yet, his lips were on hers and there was no doubt about who she was with.

After a moment, they separated slightly, their arms still wrapped around each other. He leaned his forehead down against hers and sighed. “This is absolutely my favorite part of the day.”

She gave a little moan of agreement before adding, “I am torn, though.”

“Oh?” He pulled a little farther away to peer down at her in the darkness, “About what?”

“Well, I can’t wait until we are married, so we don’t have to do this anymore,” She mused, “But, I’ll be disappointed when we are married because we don’t get to do this anymore.”

He laughed as he pulled her in tight against his chest again. “I see, that is quite the dilemma you find yourself in.”

She let herself mold against him, trying to get as much contact between them as she could. “It is absolutely the best problem I could ever hope to have.”

“I guess we will just have to enjoy it,” he squeezed her a little tighter. “We are going to have to embrace this next two months of sneaking around and enjoy our last couple of weeks of this silly guilty pleasure. Because as much fun as it is, I won’t delay marrying you, not for the world.”

She sighed as if she wasn’t thinking the exact same thing. “Well, fine. If you insist.”

“I absolutely do,” He kissed her on the top of the head.  “Now, I hear there are a few bedrooms in this wing that aren’t being used this season. Do you think you’d like to go on a search for them with me?”

“Nothing better to do, I suppose,” she teased. They stepped out into the main hall again, his arm around her shoulders, her arm around his waist. She was going to miss this after their wedding, but she was going to heed his advice and enjoy these last few weeks of this silliness.

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Stories


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Fiction: Green (337 words)

He knew where he’d find her.  It was a beautiful day and she had been in a good mood all morning–He knew exactly where she’d gone.  He grabbed a folded beach town and

It was short walk down passed two houses to the cul-de-sac proper, then he cut in between the six foot privacy fences protecting the neighbors backyards.  Once he cleared them, the woods opened up. It was darker with the leafy-shade, but on a day as clear and as bright as this, there was still plenty of light for him to use to make his way over roots and fallen branches and other forest debris.

He found her the little spot where the trees thinned a little, where leaves didn’t make quite so much of a shadow, but instead cast down a green light on everything below them.  She laid there, looking up at the spots of light dancing in the wind, and smiling serenely to herself. When he found her here, he always thought she looked like some sort of magical creature, a fairy of sorts–who would trade a wish for a promise and seal it with a kiss before sending his world crashing down around his ears and he would love every second of it because that was her magic of doing it all to him.

He approached her carefully, and she turned to smile at him slightly. “You always find me.”

“Well, you always hide in the same space.”  He made a little ‘up’ gesture, and she lifted her head. He took the folded up towel and tucked it under her head, making them a pillow as he laid down next to her.

“You always think of the little details,” she giggled her common refrain.

“You take care of the big dreams, I’ll take care of the little details.” He repeated. As she leaned over and kissed him he realized that was his promise that they were going to seal with a kiss–and he was going to love every second of it.

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Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Stories


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BEST OF: Getting Ready (263 words)

Originally Posted: January 19, 2016

“Alfie, don’t,” She laughed, playfully swatting at him, and smiling at their reflections in the mirror over the dresser.  “If you start that then I’ll stop getting ready—and if I stop getting ready then we will never get to your sister’s rehearsal dinner.”

“Well, if I remember correctly, my sister didn’t come to our rehearsal dinner because she was feeling up one of the waiters in a closet somewhere,” Alfie grinned, dipping his head to the bend between her neck and shoulder, kissing her gently.  “I say she’s lucky if we show up at all.”

“Alfred Hanes, you are the older brother, and thirty-one years old.  You cannot use your then twenty-one-year-old sister’s actions as a life plan.”

“Aw, but I wanted to.”  Alife groaned, setting his chin down on his wife’s bare shoulder.

“You just don’t want to talk to your Uncle Andrew.”  Their eyes met in the mirror, and Alfie knew better than to try to deny it.

“Can’t it be both that I don’t want to talk to Uncle Andrew and I really want to have sex with my lovely wife?”

She rolled her eyes at that.  “Of course it can. But we still need to go to your sister’s rehearsal.”  She patted him lovingly on the head. “Go get your tie.  If you behave—I’ll get sick an hour early, and you can rush me home like the loving husband you are.” She raised an eyebrow at his reflection suggestively.

Alfie smiled in the mirror and perked up a little.  “You’ve got yourself a deal.”

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Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Bekah Beth's Best Of


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