BEST MAN

BEST MAN

Author: Vivian Cumins He wasn’t my first choice, though he could have been. His curly black mullet and long eyelashes were more than enough to lure me in Eddy’s direction, but it was his best friend, James, who swooped in and made the first move. Best friends since...
MARILYN’S STORY

MARILYN’S STORY

Author: Vivian Cumins This story is also featured in LMC Truck Life. She wasn’t much to look at, but her body enticed my husband the moment he laid eyes on her. He saw something others were simply too blind to see. He saw through her shattered exterior. He saw...
THE TASTE LEFT IN MY MOUTH

THE TASTE LEFT IN MY MOUTH

Author:  Vivian Cumins Have you ever eaten something that left a taste in your mouth? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines aftertaste as the persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone. Things that come to...
LABELS

LABELS

Author: Vivian Cumins Assumptions, accusations, pity, and blame  All emit from a society, uneducated in me Questions, inquiries, probes, and shame Try to blanket my existence; why can’t they see? Offspring is tied to a woman’s worth But her significance is rooted deep...
JUST KIDDIN’

JUST KIDDIN’

Author:  Vivian Cumins “Babe, Babe, stop. Put the phone down.” “Why? I need to call somebody!” My husband grabbed the phone from my hand. He was in hysterics. Barely able to speak through obnoxious laughter. “What are you doing? I need to call somebody!” “You...