A Need to be Wanted

A Need to be Wanted

He flung out his hand, asking for mine and grasped my wrist in a clumsy sort of embrace. “You are requirements,” he said. “Don’t go.” I had simply wondered out loud about leaving the party to go home now the celebrations were in full swing. It was a...
Welcome to the Lonely.

Welcome to the Lonely.

One morning last year, I woke from a dream and my head was full of thought; hanging like a wave waiting to crest for some time. The kind of billowy thoughts that are undefined; really more of a feeling. It was heavy and I searched to define it until I remembered the...
I Have Given Up Love.

I Have Given Up Love.

I have something to tell you but first I must give you two definitions. Be patient with me, but come along with me to this place.  Love is problematic to define these days. A single word has been stretched through the ages to encompass many things that are not...
Other People’s Husbands.

Other People’s Husbands.

I remember the instance so clearly; I think about it every time I take that same escalator. The escalator is at the airport, so I take it a lot. An acquaintance of mine (who I thought was quite mad at the time) was talking about a mutual male friend, only a couple of...