We’re strolling down Green Street, arms linked, as we have for 39 years, when I sense twilight approaching.
“We should head back,” I advise.
He turns a blank face to me; no wrinkles, unlike mine.
“That Lake Avenue ahead?”
“Let’s stop in Bullock’s Tea Room for a drink first.”
The sky darkens.
“Honey, they’re closed.” I try to guide him back.
He doesn’t budge. “We were there last week.”
“No, dear. I was in Philadelphia with my brother last week.”
“I needed to grieve.”
He finally turns toward home.
“No one yet.”
© Copyright 2016 Miko Johnston. All rights reserved.
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Miko Johnston is the author of the A Petal In The Wind series of historical novels. She’s a founding member of Writers in Residence. A former Glendale resident, she now lives in Washington (the big one).