August 14, 2014

The Trouble with Beautiful Women

I often send emails to women who are out of my league. They are beautiful, much younger, full of hope, and they yearn to love the right man. The right man might be aDavid admits that sometimes beautiful women can be too beautiful brave carpenter. Or a successful go-getter who cries at the sight of a just-opened flower. I write these beautiful young women even while knowing they’ll likely never write back. And therein lies my liberation, Grasshopper. I can write them whatever I want. I can write them uninhibited emails that expose my panicked desires. But then last week, one of these beautiful, young women I find on online dating sites answered me. Even among those unobtainables she stood out. Ringleted, brassy hair tumbling down the clearest of skin; almond eyes; heart-shaped lips. Textbook beauty. She even had a flaw: a gap between her front teeth.

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May 1, 2014
She Loved Dogs (part three)
The next morning, as Nancy got ready to leave for work, she put into David's hand a small tear-shaped device, plastic, possibly a remote. "What's this?" asked David. Nancy smiled in the bright way
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April 10, 2014
She Loved Dogs (part two)
David waved as Nancy's car backed out. He worriedly heavy-stepped back to the porch and tried not to look at Swat, whimpering and pawing the grate. "Sorry, Swat," said David, feeling saintly, and now
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