The King of Love #short prose #flash fiction


The morning star, dethroned by you, cries like a dusty lyrical memory that nobody needs anymore. Your love’s blaze pushes millions of suns toward the margins of the universe. They look like yellow drops of wax trickling at the feet of saints before vanishing into a pile of sand.

Your touches cloak my skin with new zodiacal signs.  Your kisses imprint violet maps on my lips.

I am watching you. You are taming lions. You are awakening fairies. Stella Polaris is shining in your eyes.

I was a neophyte when it came to love. You made me the king of love.

Right hand on my heart, I promise you, Clara, that I will conquer the world for you and I will lay it at your feet.

So help me God.
… ”

Excerpt from the manuscript “Glass Lovers”
More from “Glass Lovers”

I am the wounded healer
Clara: The Power of Water



42 thoughts on “The King of Love #short prose #flash fiction

  1. Good morning G.
    Ah, another excerpt. And a delicious treat of love at that. Your descriptions have your characters and their deep emotions pulsating. You know how to bring characters to life.
    Can you say bestseller?

    “that I will conquer the world for you and I will lay it at your feet.” What woman wouldn’t want to hear this solemn vow of love. Beautiful beautiful.

    Thank you for this breathtaking excerpt. Will patiently (not sure how) await your next installment.

    1. Good morning Drew.
      I hope this Sunday treats you beautifully.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart from your praise. It means a lot to me.

      Oh, my imagination! “I will conquer the world for you and I will lay it at your feet.” I have a vivid imagination but I may have not imagined that one at all 🙂

      As always, your support means so much to me Drew.
      I remember you saying weekends are somewhat busy (you used another word but I do not want to repeat it here). I hope that this weekend is a gorgeous one filled with love and inspiration.
      May you spend it with the Queen of Love 🙂

      1. Ah, this weekend has been peaceful. Now next weekend….UGH. That word I used times infinity.

        May you have the most gorgeous and inspiring weekend my dear friend.

        As for the Queen of Love…..don’t need her.
        I would be perfectly happy with the Princess of Poetry.

      2. I am glad to hear that this weekend was peaceful.
        Princess of Poetry: What a beautiful twist Drew!
        I can’t wait to see what the King of Poetry has to say tomorrow 🙂
        Looking forward to reading your post.

      3. Yes, he does. I can direct you to his blog if you wish 🙂 Let me know.

  2. Every single time you treat us with insight to your manuscript, dear G, I melt and fall in love with these characters I haven’t even properly met! 😍🤩 The emotional connection your characters have transcends its pages and grips on tightly to its audience. What I love the most of your flash fiction is how your poetry comes to life in a new way. It’s lyrical, but doesn’t lose sight of storytelling. It’s romantic and all-encompassing and full of life. You are immensely talented! 🌸💕♥️🌟😍

    1. My dearest K.
      I have no words to thank you for reading and leaving such a beautiful comment on this post. I am really humbled by your words and happy you enjoyed it.
      “You are immensely talented!” These words give me goosebumps. Know that you are immensely talented too and that I deeply cherish your friendship.
      Have a fabulous Sunday K. Sending you lots of love!

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, Moushmi. I am delighted you enjoyed it.

    1. Aw… thank you so Shantanu. It means a lot to know that you read it many times. What better praise than this.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Much love to you too !

  3. Ohhh! I love this one and I love all the lines. It is so beautiful. This is really perfect. No words can really describe what I felt when I read your poem.

      1. You are so kind! You are showering me with compliments today ❤️🌺💕

    1. My Dear Aruna,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am really glad you enjoyed the excerpt.


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