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Look, but Don't Touch

Look, but Don't Touch

3.8K Reads 219 Votes 1 Part Story
R.S. Kovach By rskovach Completed

*WINNER of the XOXO Connects flash-fiction contest for a publishing contract with Pocket Books.*

What's your deepest, darkest desire? 

Shelby Weeks is a six out of ten on a good day, but her brains and ambition make up for her woeful lack of allure. Nick Farmer, on the other hand, is a handsome, charismatic man who happens to be her boss. They're also both happily married . . . to other people. 

Shelby can't help to daydream about her undeniable attraction, but she'll never make a public confession about her feelings. There's really no need.  She knows that to keep her idyllic life, all she can do is look, but don't touch.

This flash-fiction piece is under 2,000 words and was written for the XOXO Connects contest for the theme "confessions".  A huge thank you to everyone who voted between October 19 and 21, 2015 to get this story into the top 5.  After the editors read the finalists, this story ended up winning the contest!

(c) 2015 All Rights Reserved - R.S. Kovach

Bateauivre Bateauivre Aug 12, 2016
Uah, what a concept! I love the ending - it's that way in real life as well. You perfectly capture the feelings and the way we all have dreams and fantasies... That stay imaginary :) great story!
AobiChina AobiChina Dec 03, 2015
Braaa this sooo did not end the way I can thought..
                               I still got be her Brownie points
EmsScript EmsScript Nov 16, 2015
Wait..what's this contest about? Where can I get information 'bout this? Please, can you tell me??
SoohaAweety SoohaAweety Oct 23, 2015
Shall I be waiting for an update or that's it? @Rita (I hope the answer wouldn't be that's it)
madamefireflyk madamefireflyk Oct 22, 2015
loved it, just wish there was more to read. I hope you pick it up again write more
- - Oct 21, 2015
Wow this is good! I read this after @SarahBensonBooks recomended it! Voted!