Second place – 2010 Sacramento News & Review Flash Fiction Contest
The judge said, “This piece has whimsy; serious, yet playful. The ideas about love, life—and spelling—are ambitious without ever losing heart.”
I saw the sign, just the way you wanted me to. Beside Highway 50, in foggy black letters: Theresa, I love u. Spray paint eliminated the need for awkward carnations, a mix tape or actual words.
Does love mean never having to say you’re sorry? Maybe you’re the evolved one and I’m the australopithecine struggling to stand upright. If my heavy brow ridges prevent me from seeing the truth, so be it….
Appeared in: The Sacramento News & Review
Published in: 2010