LOCAL HERO

'Always was a wayward child, that one.' 'This is a little something more than wayward.' 'I remember him growing up around here. Always in trouble, stealing sweets, ringing doorbells.' 'I'm not sure that childhood pranks would lead to this.' 'You gotta stop 'em when their young. Learn 'em early to respect people.' 'I wonder how … Continue reading LOCAL HERO

SEXUAL PREFERENCE

'Do you have a preference?' 'About what?' 'Sex.' 'Huh?' Arthur turned from the game on the television and looked at her. 'That got your attention. Christmas dinner, turkey or duck?' Arthur turned back to the game. 'Whatever.' 'Fine.' It would be nice if he took an interest, but she didn't need him to. Her weekly … Continue reading SEXUAL PREFERENCE

AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP

'We should establish boundaries, thresholds. And have a safe word.' 'Sure, what like?' 'Love?' 'Okay, 'love' it is. Should we use our real names or different ones?' 'Different ones, you choose mine.' 'Lucy?' 'Okay, and for you, Lorenzo.' 'Lorenzo? Really?' 'I thought you wanted me to be in charge?' 'Lorenzo it is. Anything else?' 'You … Continue reading AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP