About Unkiss Me
The stories in Unkiss Me explore love in its many guises. The irrational, the obsessive, the sexy, the damned. These seven tales, many of which are prize winners and republished from literary presses, are the perfect gift for a lover, a friend, or someone who needs a little valentine boost (or boot). Purchase your very own e-version for .99!
Excerpt from 26 Poses
August and hot. So hot. You sense the balance about to change, like an archer at maximum pullback. You are about to let go. And you do, again and again. Pull back, release. Pull back, release. When you walk in the woods, along the stream near the house you will soon sell, you watch the way water rushes down and down and curls around the rocks before spilling to its destiny. A tiny creek comes along, minding its own business, and you know the quiet water in the creek is about to join the wilder water of the stream. Confluence, it’s called when the mingling of streams occurs. Nature doesn’t know choice, and neither do you.
Excerpt from Putting Asunder
Every morning I go two miles out of my way to drive by my husband’s new house. I tell myself I do this because seeing his yellow Chevy truck calms me down—negates the morning’s tank of coffee. Truthfully, though, I drive by the house to check in with the meter that measures my degree of regret. To check the level of sap in my spine.