Short-Short 12: Virgin Territory

They honeymoon in Venice. Helen’s exhausted from the flight. Brad’s been waiting two years to see her naked.

“What’s one more night?” He’s smoking on the balcony of the hotel.

Down below, the gondolas offer him a prelude of cleavage and bare thighs. While a tenor voice croons out an Italian opera, Helen snores uninterrupted.

-Angel Zapata

Angel Zapata was born in NYC, but currently resides just outside of Augusta, Georgia. Some of his flash fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming on Flash Me Magazine, Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poets, Membra Disjecta and Flashes in the Dark. He is husband to his blond goddess and father of four boys obsessed with all things ninja. Please visit his blog at:


1 Response to “Short-Short 12: Virgin Territory”

  1. 1 pittsburghflashfictiongazette March 21, 2009 at 12:34

    I very nice romantic feel to this one. It’s complete, with the protagonist patiently waiting.

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