He loved her and she loved him. Shame the ‘her’ and the ‘she’ wasn’t one and the same.
We tend to criticize others for what they do not know due to lack of exposure and take pride in the knowledge we so easily acquired. What’s worse is that we criticize the things that we do not know while we take pride in the knowledge that is of no value to others.
She never told him so, but she kept every message he left on her answering machine. On really bad days, she would hit “playback” and listen until she laughed out loud.
The city girl spent exactly 12.5 hours at the agriturismo before making her apologies to the owner, checking out early, and catching the first bus to Rome. It was a salvation to step onto the metro, to make her way through the bustling crowds at the station, and to fall asleep listening to a cacophony of sounds beneath her window.
Your mother wrapped her pies in barbed wire and alarms as always, your nieces played hopscotch over land mines being the little daredevils they are, and our cousins did that tricky balancing act they’ve always done on the picket fence. If you promised to keep all those electric eels of yours on their leashes I’d let you come again, but I knew you were up to no good when I saw you wearing those rubber gloves.
The tests we have in life – school examinations or job performance evaluations – are seldom reliable and should not be considered bases for assessing your capabilities. If you pass or if you fail, it does not mean that you are superior or inferior to others; the real test is if you know how to deal with failure…and if you know how to handle success.
She was neither fake nor vain; she could not understand why other women crowded in shops looking for the perfect dress or the most exquisite necklace, and how they enjoyed their dreams at night when all they could see were their pretentious bodies bathed in gold. She was grateful though – the more women there are in beauty shops, the less there are in the dusty bookstores where she found the most exquisite and perfect stories that conjure her technicolor dreams at night.
He met her on Mars. They got married on Neptune and he took her to Earth for their honeymoon
As he lay dying he wondered about many things. Why the Sky was blue, the
Earth round and all the other little things except for why him and why now?.
He never had any intentions of rebelling, and if he had found himself in a far more liberal environment, he would have seemed very conservative by comparison. But he could never resist the opportunity to shock someone.
The neighbors know my deepest, darkest secret. I am boring.
They say you shouldn’t stuff your face when you’re stressed because the fat will long outlast your worries, but really it’s the other way around. If only we were able to crap out and flush away the stress as easily the next day!
At the edge of his world lay a secret box. Now all he needed was someone to point the way there.
Although you may personally object, only I am the pro of this noun; grammatically speaking, of course.
If you build it, they will come. If you eat it, they will flush–just don’t eat before building.
Even in this, His love is shown:
Thorns may exist, so does the rose
If if’s can be when’s and when’s can be if’s, then then’s can be when’s but only with if’s.
He told me just to stop and take a breath. As if my drowning was by choice.
I’m like a teenage Adam Trask. Luckily, I wasn’t shot in the shoulder to find that out.
He maintained a permanent, unshakable calm and was never miffed by anyone’s behavior or ruffled by anyone’s criticisms or insults. This is because he woke up every morning expecting at least one person to be an asshole and, accordingly, he was never disappointed or surprised when it happened.