Teach your daughters to be intimidating in a pretty dress
Mom and little daughter sew clothes for the doll together.
Mom with her daughter in nature near the lake at sunset. Mom with her daughter in nature near the lake at sunset.
You would sit for hours, surrounded by books, just reading and taking notes, sipping from cups of coffee or whatever. I never dreamed you would ever be interested in me. It sounded messy, a ring caked in soap, and fraught with the possibility that I might not have used the bar, or found the ring, for weeks.
As you were getting ready that evening you found it, and you said yes.’ I smiled to myself.
A pretty woman with her daughter sews a dress for a doll Mom teaches her daughter by sewing with a needle and thread.
A cute woman with her daughter sews a dress for a doll.
The sun hung low in the sky, shining weakly through the clouds, casting long shadows on the grass. The sun would set, finally, the moon rise in the sky.
He held my hands in his, rubbing them, as if against the cold.
But then one day I happened to be sitting next to you in the library, and you accidentally knocked your cup over and your coffee went all over my books. I realized that, despite the confusion, I felt safe there, with this man. He looked at me, the expression on his face one of pain.