“You make quite an impression!” I kidded.
Looking at her cup and then me, she replied, “Imagine my lip marks all over your back!”
“I’m flattered, Rhonda, but it’s already covered in tattoos.”
“My offer’s non-negotiable.”
Knowing my work wasn’t a "good fit" for Rhonda’s journal, I shouldn’t have met here at 5:00 for coffee. Now, entranced, I follow her laughter into a darkened room of anticipation and acceptance.