You Lie, I Love

by Virginia Backaitis

“I lie” were the first words he uttered. I told myself that his words were a flirt; after all, there were stars in his eyes as he spoke and when I mentioned that, he told me that I was the fire that lit them. “I love you,” I said to him a few months later. “I love you more,” he told me then asked if I believed him. I said yes and asked him to me marry me. “You sure?” he said; I nodded, certain that love cures a liar.


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