• lovelea commented on the post, mist 7 years, 6 months ago

    mist swirls around my ankles like so many protests against what i am about to do. i stride up the walkway and onto the front stoop, raising a clenched fist as though to riot, and then… i knock.

  • lovelea commented on the post, umbrella 7 years, 7 months ago

    Out of the pouring rain and into the garlic-scented kitchen. This was home and I was inside; safe from the torrents that raged incessantly. Who was in my kitchen, though? The only people who knew my apartment passcode besides me were… well… no one. Unless…

  • lovelea commented on the post, transport 7 years, 7 months ago

    when i’m with him, I’m transported to a new world. An almost new life, for crying out loud. It’s like nothing i’ve ever experienced. How can just holding hands erase my bad memories of verbal abuse as a child? Is it possible that with just a kiss on the cheek, I could forget all the […]

  • lovelea commented on the post, amuse 7 years, 7 months ago

    “I’m amused, that’s all.” the smug grin that wrinkled his otherwise flawlessly smooth face affirmed that sentence. “Glad I could make your day. Now if you don’t mind…” I grabbed the now soiled dishcloth from the counter and proceeded to sidestep his chair. It would have been easier to sidestep a semi. “Let me buy […]

  • lovelea commented on the post, crane 7 years, 8 months ago

    he sat at the edge of the bog with his fluorescent stick legs poking through the grimy soggy mud bottom of the marsh. His orange beak scuttled along the surface of the water, looking haphazardly for minnows and waterbugs as the sun ticked slowly by in the azure sky. three strong strokes and we passed […]