avant-garde

The doorbell rang, he stepped inside with a smile.

She sipped her latte, carefully examining her work, paintbrush in hand.
‘Next time, something earthier.’

Her wallpaper designs were widely acclaimed. Made from colors that dripped like blood.

avant-garde /ˌavɒ̃ˈɡɑːd/ noun
new and experimental ideas and methods in art, music, or literature.

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Love

Piercing grey eyes, mop of brown hair, boyish smile.  Striking ink-blue T-shirt.

And a lazy afternoon.

His arm almost around her waist, not touching her at all.

She steps a little closer, shy, confused.

His eyes never left hers that day on.

And she never stopped smiling.


Love /lʌv/ noun

a strong feeling of affection.

Surrender

Waves crashed mercilessly against black jagged rocks.

She met his eyes, her face filled with tenderness and equanimity.  And jumped into the icy-cold waters, the foam warmly beckoning as it churned ferociously.

She woke up with a start.

‘Honey? It’s Sunday. Breakfast in bed,’ he grinned, placing the tray in front of her.

Her wrists bruised blue from the gnarled rope, ankles chafed from rusted chains bound to the bed.

Surrender /səˈrɛndə/ verb
stop resisting to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.

 

Cocoon

 

Pouring himself a glass of whisky, David sat back on the sofa.

The room started to grow warm.

Nina desperately clawed at the coagulated mesh of tangled silk filaments, limbs trapped, eyes begging.

‘I am so sorry David, that night in Paris … I never meant to ..’

‘Hush… my darling.’

He gently stowed the bundle in the cupboard.

 

cocoon /kəˈkuːn/verb
envelop in a protective or comforting way.