by Juliana Perry

She looked at him as she walked past and noticed his posture, his stony façade. She wondered what it would take to break that down and peel away the layers of his self to uncover the waiting man within. She wanted to touch his hair, his knee, his wrist, and reached out in her mind trying to find the moment that would not seem intrusive or demanding. She did demand though, and knew it would be a problem. Stealing glances like candy from a baby, she coveted the stolen images of him as if handling a fine framed photo. Sitting with mere feet between them it felt like the room was too hot, and this was what it would break down to - heat and two bodies untouched.


Juliana Perry is a single mom of three, a lover of all things wine, cheese and bread, a maintainer of all things house and home, a student of business and psychology, and a professional scheduler and multitasker. She is the author of Lovers and Dreamers.