A Second Chance Pt 1

The rain slashed through my headlights like miniature meteors streaking Earthward. The slap-tick of the wipers was mesmerizing. Only the gut-grinding fear of losing traction on this two-lane road in the eastern mountains of Tennessee kept me from sur

A Second Chance Pt 6

Wednesday

Shug and I spent the rest of Tuesday in that Best Western motel just two hours outside of St. Louis. We made love. We ordered in pizza. We made love again. We actually did venture out for dinner. It was fast food, and as fast as it was,

A Second Chance Pt 5

I booked us into a double at the Comfort Inn. Shug and I took our bags into the room. I’d just set mind down when he gathered me into his arms. He kissed me with a passion and warmth that set my head spinning.

In moments we were naked and lying in

A Second Chance Pt 4

Shug drove up that road for two hours before he stopped. I was furious with him.

Each time we’d pass a Shady Rest or other little family owned motel, I’d ask him, “How about here?”

Shug would look at it, grimace and say something like, “They pr

A Second Chance Pt 3

We cleaned up, dressed and packed our things. The rain had stopped but the day was overcast and a bit cool.

We drove to the office and settled up. I asked about the nearest restaurant and got directions. The nearest town was fifteen miles down the

A Second Chance Pt 2

We slept until nearly noon. When I awoke, I was spooned with my new lover. His arm was protectively draped across my waist, my own arm covering his. I lay there enjoying the warmth and safety, the feeling of a man next to me for the first time in suc

A Second Chance Pt 1

The rain slashed through my headlights like miniature meteors streaking Earthward. The slap-tick of the wipers was mesmerizing. Only the gut-grinding fear of losing traction on this two-lane road in the eastern mountains of Tennessee kept me from sur