TBM-2010.06 – Never Wade While Wearing Velvet



#audio. #short-short. Sun, Sand, Sea, Kindred Spirits, and Spirits of Another Kind.


She likes the way his kisses taste like salt-water taffy, and the way he’s totally comfortable in rolled-up khakis and a chambray shirt, sitting on the sand near a bonfire, and equally comfortable dressed in a coat and tie and shoes (she still hates shoes, but she wears heels because they’re better for dancing) that gleam from shining.

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