Here's what happened Christmas Eve
Since ya’ll keep emailing and an editor said the magic words: it might just help someone. Read the post that prompted this follow up here.

“I just got off the phone…,” he trailed off, swallowing rage and shoved the phone in front of my face.

“What were you thinking?”

My first reaction was to make light of it: “Well, I guess she’s not coming,” I said and turned the corner into the organic food section.

“That’s good. I didn’t want to have to find something vegetarian last minute.”

He followed me, a little too closely. His voice rose. I don’t remember what he said. I felt a heat rise from deep in my belly and flush my face. We were alone in the aisle, but the people walking by w