The Hibiscus Tree by Amrita Sarkar

Hibiscus

Prompt: That will not be necessary | Word count: 1200 | Genre: Romance

“Have you ever dated, thammi*?” Riya played with her cell phone as she waited for an answer.

I smiled. My granddaughter often asked me questions that she never asked her parents. I was amused.

“I like the concept. But I don’t like that word – Dating. It sounds like something marked in red on a calendar.” I replied. Continue reading

On One Condition by Georgiana Nelsen

Prompt: That will not be Necessary| Word count: 1200 words | Genre: romance

True love always seemed to have conditions for the women in the fairy tales. Sleeping Beauty had to be awakened by a prince. Not just any handsome man would do. Probably would have to be a prince of a country with a certain number of square miles for him to be good enough. Cinderella could charm her prince, but only if she got it done before midnight. Midnight! What kind of Prince is going to leave his party before midnight?  Even Ariel, whose prince was already in love with her, had to have him recognize her when she’d totally changed appearance (no tail!) and couldn’t even speak to him. Continue reading