The Homecoming- Part 5 (An Original Short Story)

        The street was glistening, as it had been raining only moments before. The streetlights casted a dull glow onto everything and the crickets hummed softly. The moon was full and luminous, creating a spotlight on Dahlia’s front yard. For the first time, Riley had noticed that the lawn was a bit […]

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The Homecoming- Part 4 (An Original Short Story)

         The following evening, Riley paced back and forth across his living room floor. He was dressed in a dark blue button-up, black jeans, and brown oxfords. His hair was combed to the side and he had all but doused an entire bottle of cologne onto his skin.         […]

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The Homecoming- Part 3 (An Original Short Story)

           That night, as Riley laid in bed, he couldn’t help but think about Dahlia. The image of her was burned into his mind: the way she moved, the tone of her voice, her melodic laugh, and her almond-colored eyes. Everything about her was mystifying, almost hypnotic. And then it hit […]

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The Homecoming- Part 2 (An Original Short Story)

          Riley sighed and pulled himself out of bed. It was a Saturday, which meant he could spend the day doing whatever he wanted and that gave him a sense of relief.           “Today is just another day,” he told himself. “It will end just like every […]

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The Homecoming- Part 1 (An Original Short Story)

           Riley stared at the date that lit up on the screen of his phone. November 8th, 2011. It had officially been one year since his divorce, but Riley still felt the piercing heartache clinging to his chest. It felt as if no time had passed at all; he could still […]

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