After two solid hours
of flipping, turning, and scanning,
my emotions have been sautéed
in a pan of spicy conflicts
and sweet romances.
The pages are dotted with tears
of both laughter and sadness,
and there's one streak of blood
from my paper cut.
The nice guy was killed off,
the ditzy blonde got pregnant,
the quiet ginger was sent to jail,
and the protagonist lived happily ever after.
Until the sequel comes out, that is.