My lips are dry and my heart is racing and he’s not even here yet. This guy. I’ve spent twenty months lusting after him. He’s post-doctoral fellow in my psychophysiology lab. He’s tall. He’s blond. He’s English. He’s a rock climber, for crying out loud. And he graduated from Cambridge University’s MB/Ph.D. program when he was only twenty-six […]

He sees me right away, when he comes in the door. I wave. He puts a hand up in return while he pulls off his hat – it’s still cold for March – then he points between me and the counter, eyebrows raised. Do I want a coffee? I raise my cup and I mouth, […]


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