Love Under The Dark Star

Waiting alone in the room where Constance had witnessed the apparition, with the aroma of fresh mulberry pies wafting in from outside, the frightened girl thought once more of Laszlo the Hungarian illusionist, the “hooded visitor” in her recurring dream. He was now, according to that television program, lost forever in the wilds of the Amazon.

Then came the sound of her own name being called, and she shut her eyes tight for one moment of silent prayer. He was here! “We marry tonight, Adored One!” he stammered, pressing his lips to hers, and as he once again began to woo her with the sensual voice of his Stradivarius, she wondered if this would be a good time to remind him about the books he had borrowed.

When you’ve had all of our Afflicted Love Quiz that you can handle, this is definitely the place to be. The fast-paced romance narrative above — thrilling, taut, coherent, imaginative, and ultimately human though it surely is — is the work of no human author. In fact, it was written in real — starkly real — time, by what used to be called a “soulless machine”. One might think that literature so sensitive and insightful must surely have come from the quill of a poet, not the unfeeling circuits of a digital device. Well, think again. Romance Writer is on the job. Reload page for a new story.

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