AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Auntie Val, iBonnie Milani, iKarl Morgan, iTheodore Soderberg, iByron Edgington, iTiffany Turner, iJay Onwukwe, i

  Home > Literary Fiction > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Paul Cuenco

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 20 Titles
· 4 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jun, 2010

Paul Cuenco, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Poor Folk by F. Dostoyevsky
by Liana Margiva

Translated by Liana Margiva..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5
by Tom Hyland

This new book is ongoing, and as it develops, is being posted in sections. I originally posted the first four chapters under 'Short Stories' as a test, in order to obtain..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


A Cottage in Another Country - pg 89
By Paul Cuenco
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Excerpt from the novel.

By now twilight was in the air. The deep blue skies gave way to a starry night; yet, we did not rush going home. I did not know what to ask her. It was as if I already knew her from a former life, before Oakland…before Lucilla. Like the stars, the lights of the many establishments along Broadway flickered open. The crowds assembled in the various venues of a vibrant downtown; although Portland might not be known as the city of love and romance, it seems like it had always been. We were its denizens, Maribella and I.

I wanted to know more about Maribella. I was sure that she would allow me to ask and she would answer. But she did not ask too much of me. Time tells all. Soon she would know, but she did not seem to be in too much hurry. She took her time. Sometimes this threw me off, for I certainly would want to tell her of my commitments but it was not yet time. I supposed that knowing each other could only be sweeter if we pulled each other’s history slowly, like skins of an onion.

Was she like me, lost amidst an abundance of happiness and consistency? I knew that I should not be engaging myself in this liaison. I had a wife and two beautiful children, but I was. I wondered if she did the same, when she suggested that we spend the night together. Too soon, but men can be dogs. I agreed though half-embarrassed, revealing thoughts of lusty plans. I did not know if she read what I was thinking, but it did not matter. After all, she invited me and not the other way around. Maribella had designs of her own, too.

 


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!






Farewell Alexandria by Derek Flower

Set against a changing backdrop of prewar Egypt, of Paris, London and New York in the sixties and seventies, of terrorism in the Middle East and famine in Ethiopia, all the aspects..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Deadlight by Lasher Lane

Henry, the haunted narrator struggles with his sanity, wondering if his friend's fatal bet was a stunt for attention or an escape through suicide, and if the towering Palisades tha..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.