Seventy Two Words

The other day I came across a blogging literary experiment of sorts and I was immediately intrigued.  It’s an experiment where people can submit a very short story consisting of only 72 words.  Here are some of my favorites… (Check out the rest at

One Hundred and Eight

i love you, he confesses.
she shushes him with the motion of reaching for her pack. silly. you’ve only fallen in love with an idea of me. your human heart is as small as your fist and as big the curve of sky. give it. give it give it give it until you have given everything.
this is how we must live, he says, wryly. in defiance of broken hearts and death.

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