She needed to believe she was beautiful, and so he let her. “Worms turn into butterflies,” he said.
He needed to believe she was beautiful, and so she let him. “You’re a romantic,” she said.
his hand brushing
About the writer:
Anna Cates is a graduate of Indiana State University (M.A. English and Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction/English) and National University (M.F.A. Creative Writing). Her first collections of poetry and fiction, The Meaning of Life and The Frog King, were published by Cyberwit Press, and her second poetry collection, The Darkroom, by Prolific Press. She lives in Ohio with her two beautiful kitties and teaches education and English online, including graduate courses in creative writing.
Image: “Lonely Companions” by Jared Foster. Oil on canvas. 24 x 36 inches. By permission,