"Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning."
had met by accident, well, chance really. She was with a companion who
stopped by to see his friend for a quick visit. It however proved to be just
long enough to inadvertently start a friendship that would extend
through space and distance, turning by all unofficial definitions into a
cyber-ship. A relationship, except for the initial encounter, formed
and bonded through verbiage and "space".
would have all started and ended that same day except he had a dog
collar that needed returning and since she lived in the city where the
store was located she volunteered to make the trip and exchange it for
him. That simple gesture would begin a journey of her heart venturing
to places not marked for visitation on her vulnerability map.
they corresponded through the unforeseen obstacles of the transaction
successfully completed the drawn out dog collar exchange, neither wanted
the magic that had started to happen through modern day technology.
Typing and texting one letter at a time, they spent much of their
ordinary words into extraordinary descriptions of a secret life just
waiting to be expressed.
on so many levels unrealistic and even improbable, they continued to
configure-if only in words-what love would look like in an "us bubble";
too ideal to be true, yet too true to the heart not to be pursued.
was able to formulate thoughts, dreams, and ideas, anywhere and
anytime; often making it difficult to concentrate on her work at hand.
Sometimes even blurring reality with her fantastical images. As he
contributed, it made it even harder to not be drawn into a life she so longed
for but had only experienced vicariously; mostly through movies made to
melt a woman's heart.
the interactions became frequent and consistent, so did the
anticipation of advancing to the next level. The physically-non-physical level, accepted under the circumstance, yet still
desirable. A level mixed with skepticism, uncertainty, and
vulnerability. A level probable to cause concern for one's sanity if
ever exposed. Yet she continued to wait for the change, the sign, that
it wasn't insane at all to elevate their climactic future, but possible and even inevitable. And during
an exchange of promise, it happened without notice.
drives and hardware could not keep her from feeling the warmth of his
kiss as he moistened her mouth with his, causing her emotions to drown
any sensibilities, that what she was experiencing was impossible.
Because for her, every vital sign in her body testified otherwise.