Wanderlust: A Short Story

By Louis Berry

The tingling Lawrence felt in his fingertips was muted compared to the sensation of touching his wife. Everything about Sara was different, but no less pleasurable. She stimulated him in a different way. Desires emanated from his flesh, and left his soul wanting more. No matter how gently he stroked her curves, kissed her lips, or attempted to combine their energy into something greater than two people making love; every sensation he felt while making love to her was harshly tactile. Sara’s beauty could not be denied, yet Lawrence found himself conjuring visions of Jill in order to satiate celestial desires.

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Chapter 32 – There’s Something in a Name

By Louis Berry

During the night, as they slept, Julia received confirmation of the purity Owen desired. Not once did he intrude into her physical realm. Yet a single act displayed by her unconscious lover spoke volumes about his intent. At a time when his mind was free of influences from outside forces he reached toward her hand, interlocked his fingers in hers, and gently squeezed.

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Chapter 1 – There’s Something in a Name

By Louis Berry

Below is the first chapter of my second novel, There’s Something in a Name. The story is of a young man who’s exiled himself to the debauchery filled island of Key West. He spends his days plundering a centuries old sunken Spanish Galleon, and his nights with the malcontented characters he calls friends. Read below [...]

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Writer’s Block: Reality or Myth

By Louis Berry

Several times I’ve had discussions with fellow writers, and been a part of Message Board exchanges, about the phenomenon of writer’s block. Usually the conversation begins with the statement that the person suffers from the condition. That in itself is telling because it reflects the embodiment of the pressure we place on ourselves to accomplish [...]

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The Courage of a 21st Century Artist

By Louis Berry

Centuries ago the challenge of becoming a successful artist was finding a benefactor; a wealthy lord who was moved by the expression of the artist no matter what medium they employed. Mozart struggled to try and please his patron, and Van Gogh never found his; dying before being given the opportunity to see how appreciated [...]

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