It was too perfect, as beautiful and poetic as she was.
He would read her last text a hundred times a day, trying to pull a deeper meaning from those four words. He had to understand: had she seen it coming?
“No, I’m buying lemons.”
Some day he would understand.
Michael McKinnon, of Toronto, has been a writer, journalist, and communications professional for more than 20 years. He’s also a musician, making punk rock for children at jamtoast.ca.