Passion Under The Influence

Waiting alone in the gleaming, antiseptic operating theater, with the far-off clamour of the playing fields wafting in from outside, the terrified Violetta thought once more of Laszlo the Hungarian illusionist, the man who had taught her how to feel. He was now, according to Countess Genevieve, starring in yet another film with Katrina Contraire.

Then came a flurry of activity, and she instinctively checked her fingernails. He was here! “I worship you, you sweet little morsel of girl-flesh!” he boomed, his eyes alive in the slanting light, and as it dawned on her that her days of loneliness were over, she wordlessly let her body melt against his own.

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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