We are comfortable sitting in the car looking out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca, holding hands, our conversation a private murmur.
I felt it the first time I saw her. I just didn’t know it. But as time meandered on its way I realized I loved her.
“You have peanut butter on your shirt,” she said one day at work.
“Oh,” I chuckled, feeling my shoulder. “My daughter needed to be held for a while this morning.”
She says that’s when she knew she loved me, so long ago.
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Mike McNeff is a retired cop and lawyer who has had two action novels published by Amazon Encore and a western published bv Booktrope. He is a member of Whidbey Writers Group on Whidbey Island.