SUBLET – Part 4
What happens when two exes have to live in an apartment built for one?
Steven and Mariah were once lovers, but working in professional theater doesn’t make a love affair easy, or even possible for many who find themselves all over the world on tours. Working on a stage show in New York City, Steven sublets Mariah’s barely-big-enough-for-one apartment. What are they to do when her world tour shuts down as well as his show?
They can’t go anywhere else, so they’ll just have to stay together.
Published in short story sized sections, “Sublet” will give you a love story in several acts and, hopefully, leave you calling for an encore at the end! ALL four parts of the story are in this file, so if you’ve read Parts 1, 2 & 3, select Part 4 to continue!
Read an Excerpt
And that’s where he went wrong.
She smelled like heaven.
More specifically, coconut.
It was in her hair.
It’s what made her hair curl instead of frizz. He’d always made jokes about the tropical smell, but secretly he’d loved it. When she slept, he’d lean in and draw in the scent of her hair over and over. He’d never admit to it, but he was guilty of it. Then…and now.
After they’d broken up, going their own ways with their careers, he’d still smelled her hair on his jacket weeks later.
And there he was again, breathing in the sunny scent of coconut in her hair and looking down into her eyes, bright with laughter.
Her lips parted, and she leaned just a little closer to him.