“Why are you dressed in leaves?” he asked as she came out to pose. He had been completely engrossed in the game and looked confused.Continue reading P is for Poison
“What are you doing?” He had walked into the kitchen to find her grating dark chocolate.Continue reading C is for Chocolate
The view out the window was gorgeous. Kitty had really found a perfect place for her destination wedding. As she looked out the window, Matt came up behind her and kissed her neck.Continue reading L is for Late
He squirmed. That laughter. It frustrated him how much it turned him on when she laughed at his predicament.Continue reading L is for Laughter
He watched her sitting in the water with the waves pushing the water around her body. The tide was coming in and he had seen the water slowly splashing farther up her legs.Continue reading R is for Rising Tide
She had all the leaves, acorns, and pumpkins on the table. They were having a party and she wanted to add accents to the buffet tables to make them more festive.Continue reading F is for Falling Leaves
She was excited for the weekend. Every year they planned a day to go to a local orchard and pick their own apples. Sure, the apples weren’t quite as perfect as the ones in the grocery store, but the experience was one of their traditions.Continue reading A is for Apple Picking
“Let’s stop by that open house on the way home. I’ve always wanted to see inside that house,” she said as they stopped at a light.Continue reading R is for Retro
As we walk through the park, he points to an elderly couple sitting on a bench holding hands. “That will be us one day.”Continue reading H is for Holding Hands
“Do you want the happy end or the angry end,” she asked.
I had to stop and think. I mean, we’re sitting watching TV, what in the world is she up to now? Not only that, but when questions like this come up, it’s usually not what I expect or can guess.
…and sometimes, the consequences of just picking are too much.Continue reading Happy End or Angry End?
A back-to-school ad was showing on the TV when he turned it on. “Boy am I glad that I don’t have to take classes anymore,” he said as he changed the channel.Continue reading B is for Back to School
“If you get at the right angle, all you can see are the eaves of the houses. They look tiny, but they are perfect!”Continue reading P is for Perspective
We had rented the boat for a couple of hours to get away from the crowds. The group was fun, but we really just wanted some time alone to explore. The water was crystal clear and we were on the hunt for fish and sea turtles.Continue reading D is for Depth
There is fog covering the pond where we had planned to hike. It isn’t cold, but it is hard to see more than a few feet in front of yourself.Continue reading H is for Hazy Hide-and-Seek
“We should have kept the hotel for another night,” she said, looking around the empty house. “We don’t even have our bed to sleep on.”Continue reading F is for Flexible
“Yes, dear?” The smile on your face makes me roll my eyes, but laugh.Continue reading H is for Honey
As we walk along the river, we keep an eye on the clouds. The forecast had said no rain, but the clouds were telling another story.Continue reading S is for Shelter
After the heat of the sun by the pool, the room felt cold. She was looking forward to a warm shower to chase away the chill and wash off the chlorine.Continue reading G is for Goosebumps
“It’s already dark,” he said. “Why can’t we wait until tomorrow to go touch the water? I’m exhausted and starving. I don’t even know if I care enough about starving to not just crash.”Continue reading S is for Sea
“What are you doing?” She turned and stared at him in disbelief.
“I’m chopping broccoli, why?”Continue reading M is for Macrame
I mean, can you really not respond to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie”? I don’t think it’s humanly possible. Some beats and lyrics just combine to be perfect in the moment and BOOM! There you have it.Continue reading Sometimes, it’s all about the music
Once again, she wants to start a game. To see how much torment can be doled out.
“Yes. You do not have permission, of course, and we’re going to test that…”Continue reading Sweet Surrender….
I really love these life out-takes. I learn, every single time, something more about how you’re thinking, and that whole “anticipatory service thing” we’ve read and talked about. I mean, it’s impossible, really, to know what you want and like until I’ve seen it. Tasted it. Done it.
But that’s also half the fun. Just when I think I’ve gone just far enough, that I don’t want to presume or whatever other excuse is on my mind, you up the ante or change the rules or just flat out stop something that has been a thing before, but now, simply won’t do.Continue reading Sunrise, Sunset Bootcamp (2)
“Jess!” I heard my name called down the hall. He sounded frantic and I ran into the bedroom.Continue reading S is for Sewing
You stepped back toward me, “Could you please zip me up?”
“Yes, yes, I can. It would be my honor!” You look at me in the mirror with this quizzical look on your face, then start the smallest of grins.
“Oh, I like that.” You smile at me.Continue reading My Honor!