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Literary Fiction
Love via SMS
by Amara Blackstone

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but can they keep their relationship a secret? A chance meeting piques William’s interest in a much younger female colleague, Eva. Years later, they meet again: William’s eyes meet hers and now she knows there is more between them, but she’s always known. Distance, age, and secrets keep them apart, yet they find their way back together, only to be torn apart yet again. Is this soul connection enough to sustain a lasting relationship? "Sounds interesting!"

Chapter 1

Eva’s phone buzzed in her gray Michael Kor’s handbag as it slid down the TSA conveyor belt at the International Airport. She heard it continue to buzz, vibrating a siren song, that more text messages were incoming. That sound spread an indescri...

Chapter 2
The First

Eva originally met William at one of those exceedingly boring fundraising events. Not being able to recall the cause for which the funds were being raised, Eva remembers she was the new girl among a crowd of well-acquainted people with whom she was unfamiliar. The e...

Chapter 3
The Run-in

A year and a half after Eva first laid eyes on William, she was unloading her car in a hotel in southern Oklahoma, when she heard a distinctive voice calling out, “well isn’t it Little Miss Eva, emphasis on little.”  There he was…Willia...

Chapter 4
How It Started

Eva flashes back one year after The Run-in, and she has invited William to stay with her, as they are both attending a function that is local to her home state. What seemed friendly and innocent on Eva’s part turns into Eva realizing that this much older man (...

Chapter 5
Texting Game

After the storm, when William is back home, and Eva’s life is back to normal in her home, William begins texting and calling Eva daily. Eva, being highly independent and scheduled with work, hobbies, and friends, isn’t sure how to deal with the onsl...

Chapter 6
The Kiss

Two months of nonstop calls and texts, more texts than calls, Eva and William find themselves at another function…this time in Cape Cod. The crisp fall air is a welcome break from the heat of their respective states. But a light drizzle can’t dampe...

Chapter 7

A mutual colleague, and a friend of Eva’s, George, also attending the function in Cape Cod, confronts her about what he believes to be a secretive relationship between her and William. Eva laughs at the preposterous notion, haughtily denies it… and then...

Chapter 8
Parting is Sorrow

After a blissful week on the Cape, William and Eva head home and back to reality. On the long flight home, Eva is filled with sadness. She feels as though she is lost without William – ironic for such an independent person. She doesn’t kno...

Chapter 9
Down By The Sea

A month after Cape Cod, Eva has a convention in San Diego, and lets William know about it. It’s a few hours’ drive each way for him, and he makes plans to drive down to see her. She slips away from the convention early to find William waiting w...

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