by Louise Yeiser
I’ve done the same thing the same way for so long that if my pattern were any clearer, I’d have a neon sign strapped to my face. They were all men I couldn’t trust - not really - which is a clever, ineffective way of fooling myself into believing that I was in control. And now a new sort of man has eased his way into my life, a man who is the definition of “staunch.” If I were to climb aboard, he would hold my weight and carry me. He is married. Not to me.
Louise Yeiser, whose full catalog is here, has been published in print in Kerlak’s Modern Witches, Wizards and Magic, and Six Sentences, Volume 1. Her work appears online at Tuesday Shorts, Flashquake, and Long Story Short. Her blog is here. She is single.