Polyamorous Flash Fiction

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Her mom was staring at her completely perplexed. It was like she had grown a third tit, instead of having developed a relationship with both a boyfriend and a girlfriend. It’s 2021! Why on earth was her mother reacting this way?

“I just don’t get you anymore. I raised you…


I’ve been thinking about love lately…

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Being in Berlin with Stefan, having recently been in a break-up with Dex. Having more chances than usual to talk about what polyamory and non-monogamy in general mean to me. It has me thinking about love lately. It all comes down to love, doesn't it? …


7 Things People Don’t Like to Talk About When it Comes to Anal Sex

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After almost two years with very few sexy times in the “back,” I am finally back in Berlin (see what I did there?!) where my partner and I share not only a non-traditional relationship but a pretty non-traditional sex life too. Until this week, I couldn’t remember the last time…


He’s not wrong

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Not very long ago, my monogamous partner of nine months and I broke up. There were so many reasons for this, the fact that he is monogamous and I am polyamorous was just one of many. The wild part is, we never fought, we hardly ever disagreed…


Flash Fiction

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Thump, thump, thump. Blood pumps in her ears and her chest cramps in pain. Legs burning, she races up and down and up and down dark deserted streets. Sweat drips down her face, burns her eyes, becomes salty brine on her lips. She keeps going. A maze of glass and…


Enjoying a spring night of solo travel

Cuenca and the little cafe below the domes — image by author

I walk down the street, cute cotton skirt flipping up a bit in the wind. The breeze feels good on my legs, exposed to the elements for the first time in months, it makes me feel happy to be alive! As I walk down the avenue, the old colonial building…


Polyamory allows me to jump into love in so many different ways, and despite the pain, it’s all worth it

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I’ve had the idea for this post about the risk of love for a while, but since today is Valentine’s Day and I have a little time to sit here and write, I figured now was a good time.

A stone’s throw from Jerusalem
I walked a lonely mile in the…


It’s been a difficult but wonderful four months since I got home.

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Well- this has been some year eh? The whole concept of a polycule and multiple relationships is suspect in a year when getting together and seeing other people was mostly against the rules, let alone meeting new people, yet… we endure. For now, let me gather all the words and…


I had no idea the ways my life would change

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When I realized I preferred non-monogamy as my relationship orientation, it was as big a surprise to me as it was to everyone around me. I grew up a very traditional Christian, and I had never heard the word polyamory, even after I had basically started practicing my relationships that…


Because dating is more complicated than you think

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1- Not treating the process like a job

Finding someone you connect with on a deeper level is no accident. It takes work and focus. Sure you can grab a glass of wine or a nice rich whisky and sit on the porch Friday night and do some casual swiping when you’re bored, but that isn’t going to…

E. L. Byrne

World traveler, memoir writer, lover of all things relationship- especially non-traditional! www.elbyrnewriter.com Follow me on Twitter: @ELByrne1

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