Three minutes can be an eternity. Forty-five breaths. One hundred and eighty seconds. Two hundred and ten heartbeats.
Life is full of all these tiny instants that you can’t undo. Any given second can cause life-long consequences.
Open the door, for Pete’s sake, because this is real life and it’s the pizza delivery you ordered, not your Prince Charming.
He’s clever. He’s handsome. He makes you feel at ease. That’s your Brandon, he’s a catch!
Those of you who were near and dear to Eleanor are well aware that she aged far beyond her years, and although young-ish on paper, in practice she was senior to us all.
Sylvain was always early
Renee was always late
She did nothing but hurry
He did nothing but wait
Everything changed the day I called that number.
I thought about him all day, kicking myself for not asking his name. I had no idea I’d have another chance.
Outside someone else’s window the neighbour’s wife
. . .
Why did I ever want to be a baker? I groan and curse the blaring 4:30 am alarm that cuts short my slumber.