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a love affair

She was new to town, and lonely. Alone in the apartment, she found attractive strangers, willing to talk, willing to listen. There might have been some dancing around “real” identities but in the long run, no one involved cared much about actual names or addresses or employment. They were just all there together, looking for some kind of connection. There were long conversations, there were short notes; there were shared …

The Nature of Their Toys

The other day I wrote about how Husband and the boys all play “together” in an online virtual world. They’re talking to one another as they play–“do you have the paradox coins?” “no but I found more imagination points,” “how do you get to the maelstrom?”– it’s as if my apartment has suddenly become the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, which I think may make me a white Uhura, but …