Impress me.

I challenge you to write a short story or poem which makes people [me] feel either: a) tragically sad, b) horrified, c) lovestruck/lustful, or d) mischievous/[sinfully] pleased. The reaction should be fairly intense, and you should not need to add the emotion to the title—it should be obvious. If it is not, you failed the challenge. If you add the emotion to the title, it will be more difficult to judge, so please do not.

I will judge based on ratings and reactions from other readers, as well as my own personal reaction. You may enter as many as you want, but only one of each emotion per person, please. Have fun, and good luck!

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