About claire2013

Life is too short for long goodbyes. Or long hellos. Or long profiles.
In the words of David Foster Wallace "The truth will set you free - but not until it is finished with you."

Chasing what is left of my own imagination.
Favorite Books:
Candide. It makes me laugh. cry and think at the same time.
Favorite Authors:
Samantha Harvey, Zadie Smith, Sylvia Plath.
Favorite Movies:
Anything that matches my mood at the time.
Favourite TV Shows:
I don't watch television - ever!
Favorite Music:
Ryan Adams (Lucky Now, Come Pick Me Up, Kim), Keane (Sovereign Light Cafe, Silenced By The Night, This Is The Last Time), Peter Gabriel (In Your Eyes, Red Rain, Solsbury Hill), Paula Cole (I Don't Want To Wait, Tiger), Neil Finn (Don't Dream It's Over, Fall At Your Feet), Shawn Colvin (When You Know), The 1975 (A Change of Heart, Chocolate), Walking On Cars (Catch Me If You Can)
Date Joined:
27 Jun 2014
Last Visit:
23 Oct 2016
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Stories Published By claire2013
Paloma (from 'Light and Dark')

“ People can commit many sins. But the most grievous sins of all are the sins of not knowing your true self, and even worse, of fearing it. ” Dr Sandor Kardos Part One: Dr Kardos The unexpected arrival, nine months previously, of an itinerant Hungarian psychologist had produced an unfamiliar mélange of suspicion and curiosity among the inhabitants of Puente de Almas, a...

Added 20 Mar 2015 | Category Supernatural | Votes 17 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 2,015 | 10 Comments

Recommended Read Beginnings: Chapter 1 - Veronica

The easiest decision of my life had been to undertake a law degree; the most difficult had become deciding what to do with it. In spite of three years of relentless study, locked away in a law library with little on my mind beyond the obsessive desire to obtain a first class honours degree, when I eventually achieved that ambition I realized that I had no real idea what to do next. It was...

Added 16 Mar 2015 | Category Lesbian | Votes 61 | Avg Score 4.98 | Views 13,488 | 48 Comments

A Box For Lydia

Lydia stepped out of the shower cubicle, leaving the foaming traces of her day to drain and dissipate in the humid silence. She wound a wide, white towel tightly around herself and moved through to her living room, leaving glassy footprints behind her on the dark wood floor. The letting agency had described the apartment as ‘cosy’. Lydia would have described it as claustrophobic. She found...

Added 02 Jan 2015 | Category Oral Sex | Votes 35 | Avg Score 4.82 | Views 4,965 | 23 Comments

Recommended Read Sarah

Sarah had been in Paris for some six months when, out of the blue, I received a call from her asking if she could come and stay with me at my apartment in Rome for a week or two. Of course I said yes. I had not seen Sarah since we left college in Chicago three years previously and went our separate ways. She, with the ultimate aim of becoming a writer, went to work for a small publishing...

Added 01 Jan 2015 | Category Lesbian | Votes 35 | Avg Score 5 | Views 9,545 | 32 Comments


I move within the light and shade, Drawn deep within the dark displayed Within words wild, unharnessed, penned By the low bell. And we to the dream descend Like lovers, dark and formless, who ever need The sudden kiss of rod and reed. And then, the bitter, silent freeze That seals our souls. By slow degrees A silence falls, a void remains. Sweet poison flowing in our veins. ...

Added 31 Dec 2014 | Category Love Poems | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 799 | 9 Comments


A few months after the German occupation of France in June 1940, Emilio Vargas, an émigré carpenter of Andalusian heritage who had moved to Carcassone in the early 1930s to seek work, decided to return to Spain with his French wife of two years, Elise, who was then eight months pregnant with their first child. Under cover of darkness, in late November 1940, they left their home and made...

Added 30 Dec 2014 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 20 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 2,201 | 19 Comments


It is the perfect echo of that day. Leaves on the lawn, gold and green. They lie where they fall, rich and restive, kissed by a cooling sun. Bare branches are once more braced against the snap. The world is huddling into itself. Warm breath finds cool air. An ice-blue sky with the flavour of mint. All is texture. Time is a flywheel whirring in reverse, whistling softly. Today I will take...

Added 26 Dec 2014 | Category Lesbian | Votes 13 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,904 | 12 Comments

Recommended Read Two Dancers (from 'Light and Dark')

Annalise and Daniel have been married for six years but now she is alone again, as she has been so many times before, her wine-washed thoughts tumbling like kaleidoscope colours in a long, hollow chamber. She looks across the table to the chair he deserted over three hours ago, and reflects on the marriage he deserted long before that. The clock on the wall is whispering; a gentle ticking...

Added 20 Dec 2014 | Category Lesbian | Votes 24 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 6,322 | 16 Comments


Sweet aromas of love, air scented, another world Wild thoughts move in the heart of the girl, And slowly awaken what lies beneath a surface tense With heart-whispered, soft-petal promises. Carried to this early morning moment On the white-winged breath of an easy dream, Heaven-given, heaven-sent. She is here. I will touch, I will sense, in angelic time, Her heart, my heart....

Added 07 Dec 2014 | Category Love Poems | Votes 13 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,369 | 15 Comments

Sisters Of Eden

My mother’s decision to send me away to the Sisters of Eden Convent School to complete my education was made, she claimed, for entirely altruistic reasons; to save my soul and to instil the ‘necessary discipline’ to enable a young woman to survive and flourish in a harsh and increasingly immoral world. However, as she began to enthusiastically strip bare my wardrobe and feed items of my...

Added 15 Apr 2015 | Category Lesbian | Votes 39 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 12,294 | 28 Comments

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