Distant Longings

Fiction by Rachael Ritchey

Theme: Distance         Genre: Romance

Distant Longings


Touching. Such an underrated thing. Energy passed from one to another. Transcendence of physical into the spiritual. That’s how she felt about him. There was nothing on earth which could change her mind. Everything in her wanted to touch him.

The picture on the screen was not enough. The sound of his voice passed over the waves of electronic devices didn’t diminish the terrible distance between her and him.

His picture, posed perfectly and ready to attract every eye, filled her monitor while she leaned in, her elbows on the desktop, chin resting on her hands. She blinked in slow rhythm, afraid that if she closed her eyes for too long she’d lose the image of him already burned into her retina.

Her eyes did all the caressing.

“Tomorrow, Ryan. Tomorrow the distance will be as nothing. All the waiting…

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.

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  1. Thanks for reblogging this short story, Michael. It’s much appreciated!

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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