Apples and Regret and Wasted Time

Apples and Regret and Wasted Time He lives in the shadows of the law Now wounded and stranded in the city after a job only he could do he has no qualms about climbing through the window his old lover left open or stealing his shampo

  • Title: Apples and Regret and Wasted Time
  • Author: Cornelia Grey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • He lives in the shadows of the law Now, wounded and stranded in the city after a job only he could do, he has no qualms about climbing through the window his old lover left open or stealing his shampoo, at that He has, however, not taken into account the possibility of being surprised in the shower Three years is a long time to go between visits, especially if you ve leHe lives in the shadows of the law Now, wounded and stranded in the city after a job only he could do, he has no qualms about climbing through the window his old lover left open or stealing his shampoo, at that He has, however, not taken into account the possibility of being surprised in the shower Three years is a long time to go between visits, especially if you ve left so much anger and hurt and desire unresolved They try to negotiate a truce for one night over Chinese takeaway leftovers and apples, and between the sheets.

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      Published :2019-09-04T18:13:57+00:00

    About “Cornelia Grey”

    1. Cornelia Grey

      Cornelia Grey is a creative writing student fresh out of university, with a penchant for fine arts and the blues Born and raised in the hills of Northern Italy, where she collected her share of poetry and narrative prizes, she is now based in London, and she is thoroughly enjoying the cultural melting pot that is the City.Her interests vary from painting to photography, from sewing to acting when writing, she favors curious, surreal poems and short stories involving handsome young men seducing each other After graduating with top grades, she is now busy with internships literary agencies, publishing houses, and creative departments handling book series, among others She also works as a freelance translator.You can contact Cornelia at corneliagrey yahoo.

    674 thoughts on “Apples and Regret and Wasted Time”

    1. Perfection.Thirteen pages of bittersweet, poetic, erotic perfection. This is the level of short story writing that every author should aspire to. Thanks, Cornelia Grey, for finally breaking my reading slump.



    2. I hadn’t realized how short this story actually is; only about 15 pages! It’s therefore probably all the more impressive that the author managed to create an atmosphere that’s heavy with bittersweet regret, nostalgic pleasures and a touch of indignation. I’m a sucker for being given the opportunity to piece a story together myself. And Grey grants you permission to the world of the two MCs by offering enough tiny details and glimpses to do just that. What she refuses to do, is position y [...]


    3. Grey is a very talented writer and this is a highly satisfying short story. Lovely imagery, and a sense of completeness that's hard to achieve in a bittersweet short.Do you think he'll keep buying the apple every week? *puppy eyes*Thank you Aimee for prodding me into finally reading this little gem.


    4. 4.5 Stars“He tastes like apples and regret and wasted time.”Wow! This short story packs a punch. A man creeps in through the window. Slips in to see his past, his lover after three years. But suddenly unsure why or if he should be there again after all this time. Heat, need, and such bittersweet emotion fuel this story. The TENSION was dazzling. It was in the air and room with me! Such a short glimpse and taste of this relationship, but yet so intimate and powerful. I could feel the turmoil [...]


    5. This short begins when an unnamed first person narrator slips into the house of a past lover. He's been in a fight and is filthy and bleeding. As he uses the shower, his ex-lover returns and discovers him. The story then slowly unfolds over 13 pdf pages as we discover who these lovers are and why they can never be together. It's a poignant tale with no happy ending, but I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the prose and the absolute yearning that filters through the narrator and his lost relations [...]


    6. Ummt sure what to say about this story, but I really liked it. It had so much in the short 20 minute read. It was sexy and bitter-sweet and I wish I could have had more of it. I really liked the mysterious style of this. So much was portrayed without ever being said or explained. Oh, and I love the cover and title of this story. It matches perfectly!


    7. This short story (only 11 pages), is a glimpse of one particular moment in our main characters' life. To us, they have no names. But as readers, we can feel that they are used to -- and practically still -- have that passion for one another. One that cannot die, even if they have been apart for three years. There are some clues, a trail of crumbs for readers to guess one is a detective, the other one is from the opposite side (maybe an assassin?), an essential thing that keeps them apart. Howev [...]



    8. You know, I love fluffy books that make me feel good, that are enjoyable and sometimes angsty, but then everything is resolved and you close them knowing the main couple will live together happily ever after. If someone has read a few of my reviews, they will probably realize that I also like flawed characters, situations that are not black or white but in shades of gray, objectionable situations, sometimes I like bad guys doing very bad things.This short story is a slice of life. Two men, whose [...]


    9. I have recently been accused of being a size queen (yeah you know who you are!). While I do like a lot of pages in my books, some do surprise me. This 16 page gem is one of those times. Cornelia does an outstanding job of conveying history between the two MCs including all the love, pain, loneliness and how much they mean to each other. This was truly beautifully written and I would not hesitate to read their full story. Thank you Jordie for recommending this.


    10. Sad, and hopeful, and bittersweet. I must believe that the bowl will always contain one red apple, and the window will remain open. Gorgeous, gorgeous short story that I am bound and determined will eventually be a happy ending of sorts for these two. Amazing that I don't know the mis-matched lovers' names, or much about them at all, but in a few short pages Ms. Grey had me falling in love with them both. Highly recommended.


    11. My second Cornelia Grey and she did not disappoint. This little sliver of story, not a story really, just a segment is very very good. I do not even know the name of the characters, but oh she made me feel for them, so pogniant, so touching, with those touches of despair, anger, love.



    12. The first impression someone can have of this short story is that the cover is “wasted”, meaning that, such customized cover for a short story of less than 15 pages seems too much. But indeed that is a wrong impression, since, it’s true that this is only a short story, but I had the feeling this is only a glimpse of something bigger. The feeling was that we were reading only a night in the life of these two men, men without name, past and future… again apparently. In only 10 pages, Corne [...]



    13. This is wonderful, sad and dream-like. An exceptional story. The story opens with our narrator, wounded and bleeding after being in a fight, sneaking through the streets of a city he left three years ago, on his way to his old lover’s house. As he climbs in through the window left open for him, the apartment is deserted, but his lover returns while he’s in the shower and surprises him there.Right from the beginning, their reunion is laced with a sense of melancholic foreboding, but it’s al [...]


    14. D:It's good. Well-written, but so sad.It seems quite a shame to leave this one in short-story purgatoryI vote this be expanded (unless it already is. in that case, someone point me in the direction of the expanded version).


    15. Lovely little story, very intense and well written. And longer than the 13 pages on the book descripbion - about 25 pages of smallish text on my Nook.



    16. We never hear the name of our narrator nor of the man whose home he's come to in order to lick his wounds. We don't need to -- there is "he" and "I" and a vast gulf between them. This story is a blend of hope and history, of regret, longing and the brief happiness that can be found.The author doles out the backstory in small details, letting us fill in for ourselves how things must have gone -- this had to have been an epic love then, and then three years of nothing, for these two are on opposit [...]


    17. A little gem, very well written but in a way too much similar to a creative writing assignment (seeLoederkoningin's awesome review).Nevertheless Grey is a terrific author and I can’t wait to read a full length novel written by her. In the meantime, I’ll stick with her short stories, which leave me with a faint aftertaste of applesand a strong hunger for more.Brava Cornelia, continua a scrivere!


    18. The story is sooo beautiful! I wish the book was longer because it is sooo good! I want to read more books from this author!



    19. 4.5 starsThis short story is definitely one of my favorites. It hits all the high notes and great details that I personally adore while being short enough to leave me wanting more; the setting, writing, characters, and bittersweet but hopeful ending just do it all for me. This is a short story I’ll easily read again and one I’d recommend to anyone that’s a fan of urban fantasy-esque type settings. It’s not quite futuristic or even magic/fantasy based but the super hit man/cop dynamic giv [...]


    20. Truthfully? I bought this short story because I fell in love with the cover - especially the side-laced pants! - only to discover what a lovely little gem of a story it is! It's sad and it's sweet and enough to break a persons heart. And can I just say - the apple almost did me in!


    21. This was a mixture of hilarity at the MC being caught by his ex lover taking a shower and distress because of the impossibility of their relationship. As it always happens with short stories, it left me wanting so much more. Luckily, I've discovered a new author to choose my books from ^^



    22. One of the best, most fleshed out short stories I've ever read and all done in 13 pages. I was invested in the characters from the get go and I would've loved to read more about them.


    23. Too Short. Too Sweet. Left me wanting much much much more. And wow those 16 pages packed a lot of hotness.Really loved it!


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