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Short Stories - Secret Love

Updated on April 8, 2016
Photos displayed are my own. Article copyright 03/21/2009.
Photos displayed are my own. Article copyright 03/21/2009.

Sometimes love isn't all that easy to find.

We have all had them, those secret loves that for one reason or another we cannot bring ourselves to tell anyone about, not even the person that we desire.

This secret love lives within our hopes, dreams, and imagination but for one reason or another it never manages to develop into anything more. We keep these relationships hidden in our heart.

Love is not always so simple a thing to fall into. Sometimes we really have to work at finding and developing a lasting love relationship.

My over creative imagination couldn't help but dwell on this subject a little more than it should have and that is where this little tale of love gone wrong has come from.

My new boss is just so sweet.

I tried to turn quickly enough to avoid him but there is no hope in heck of that happening. He has already spotted me and his arms are now busy flagging me down.

I flash a halfhearted attempt at a smile in his direction and although I am sure that it looks more like a grimace than a greeting there just isn't anything better that I can muster up. I just want to sink into the crack between the floorboards and quietly disappear from view.

An office relationship should never happen but worse than that, he's my new supervisor, and in the world of dating that means that he is strictly off limits. Totally taboo.

There should be a law against anyone that cute being in charge of an office full of women. Worse yet than just being gorgeous the guy is single and a super sweetheart. It is just one big recipe for disaster.

Half the women in the office can no longer focus on their jobs and the other half are busy baking cherry pie and cookies for him.

I kind of figure that my best defense is to avoid him like the plague.

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Why are the best ones always off limits?

So there he is, smelling like a Greek god and oozing out compliments. I'm seeing visions of he and I, a little white picket fence, and of course images of wild passionate love.

I just want to kick him one really good one in the shins. I refuse to act like the rest of the office but he seems to have sensed this and he is picked up on my vulnerability. He seems intent on winning me over, constantly singling me out and it is starting to wear down my defenses. I stutter out a thank you as he congratulates me on a job well down.

Then he turns and walks away and I reach up to wipe the drool from my face. Life just isn't fair.

It's almost like a competition around here. How ridiculous.

Marsha glares at me from across the room. I can see on her desk a brown bag that I am presuming is filled with more of her home baked goodies.

She's probably waiting till just before closing to pass them along and hoping to get a moment alone with him after everyone else has left. What a gal.

I just want to go home. I turn my back to her, and as I do, I run smack dab into his chest.

"I'd like you to stay a little later if you can" he says, and I croak out a squeaky little, "Okay".

Now you cannot even begin to imagine how long it took for five o'clock to roll around. Eternity had nothing up on this day. Time officially stood still for the remainder of it.

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He wants to be alone with me.

He wants to be alone with me.

Actually it turns out that he wants me to help him out with a difficult project, but it all adds up to pretty much the same situation, he and I alone in a great big office.

ALONE! Nobody else around to diffuse anything that might just happen to develop.

Then the clock finally buzzes, the office eventually clears, and while he and I sit there and work his boyfriend drops by to say hi.

Unspoken Love

The object of our affections may be married, too old or too young, a coworker, or someone from the wrong side of the tracks. Whatever the reason for our unrequited loves, they happen. Then we find the courage within to move on to a more realistic love that has the potential to be a forever relationship. We walk away and we move forward.

Not every love Is meant to be returned but true love is out there waiting for you to find it. Get out there and find somebody to love.

Irresistible Urges

You sleep so quiet so peaceful so sweet

I have no idea why

I have this crazy desire

To sniff your feet.

I'm not weird

not mentally ill

not abnormal in any other way

Except this irresistible urge to harass you while you sleep.

I would like to put my finger in your ear or tickle your toes

paint a big black mustache under your nose.

I would love to braid your chest hair

Paint a face on your bum

Shave your underarms

Wake you up and make love.

I want to lie a feather under your nose to make you sneeze

dust you with baby powder until you wheeze.

It isn't my fault, I've tried, I can't stop

You just look so sweet and peaceful while you sleep.

I want to bathe you in wet kisses

tickle the ends of your toes

Paint your fingernails

Put a ring through your nose.

It's something I just can't control.

You drive me insane softly snoring while I lay here awake.

These uncontrollable feelings to shake you awake

Just to tell you I love you in every imaginable way.

Poem by Lorelei Cohen

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Have you ever had a secret love?

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I enjoyed reading your lens, and especially your poem. : )

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      Adorable story, made me feel quite mushy as well inside. And the poem, really great!

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      AmandaJon 4 years ago

      Interesting lens that is quite educating. Thanks for sharing this great article!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Yes, I have known a secret love! I am thinking your story had a less twisted ending than mine! I really enjoyed this reading and also enjoyed your poem, Irresistible Urges.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @blue22d: That is so sad Blue. I so do hope that you find another love too. Becoming best friends take such a long to is sad to lose.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: Ha. Timed it right then. I generally read a few articles first thing in the morning too. It's a great way to start the day. I love it here on Squidoo. There is such a great community and wealth of knowledge and humor to share.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: are so funny Tipi. Yes I think my guy is a keeper. Our love is definitely not a secret.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Humor is a very important part of romance...returning with an angel blessing. I got side tracked with your Flirtation Signals That Attract The Opposite Sex article, its good to have that kind of a distraction/attraction! You are a true romantic, perhaps because of the great love you and your husband share, sweet!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      LOL! Fabulous! I love a great story where I haven't guessed the ending and just the right length to go with my morning coffee :)

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      blue22d 6 years ago

      Irresistible Urges - I just love it! I hope to love again (lost my husband of 42 years to cancer last year).

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      I like the poem the most..... LOL..... this lens has made me smile... thank you :)

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      journey103 6 years ago from USA

      What a thought provoking insight into love. It just makes me want to fall in love all over matter the outcome! :-)

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      Ladymermaid, you have a lovely and interesting wry and witty writing style. I really enjoyed this lens. Thanks!