The Date

3 a.m., The Night Before The Date Can’t sleep. So I’ll start where I left off. While I was waiting for Brad to come out of the strip club a couple of nights ago, I messaged Kitty: “I would be so thrilled if you’d let Brad take you out to a fancy dinner sometime! You’d … [Read more…]

The Dancer

“Hey Sara,” I heard a woman’s voice say and felt her hand on my shoulder. “Oh no,” my heart stopped. I wasn’t expecting to see anyone I knew here. Brad and I had chosen a table near the front of the room, but not so close to the stage that we’d seem creepy. “It’s me, … [Read more…]

The Backstory

I figured I better post this pretty quickly after my first entry to clear up any confusion. Brad and I were a totally normal, typical couple up until recently. We’d both moved to Raleigh for jobs after college. We lived in a high-rise apartment building downtown. I was on the fourth floor – he was … [Read more…]

The Icebreaker

I was lying on my belly, cheek pressed to the hardwood, waiting, hoping to catch a glimpse of her shoes through the crack under the door. I’d promised to confine myself to the spare bedroom until she was gone. She was over an hour late, but that didn’t bother us. The suspense only made the … [Read more…]