Walk, Not Stay: a short story
By Jeff Posey
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Published: March 27, 2012
Words: 5,954 (approximate)
After a three-night stand with a gorgeous college professor with no use of her legs, a man who spent years backpacking the American West thinks the unthinkable: he may be in love.
Samuel Langhorne Serles lived up to his name by being curious about everything to the point that he never developed a direction to his life. He loved the philosophical realms of science and math, but he loved solo backpacking along the Rocky Mountain spine even more.
Then he met a wheelchair-bound woman in a college town pool hall. She zeroed in on him, and he spent three glorious nights with her.
But then on the morning of the third day, things went south, as all good physical relationships do. Rather than leave, as he’d always done before, he couldn’t make himself go.
He couldn’t allow himself to stay with her. Wouldn’t be tied down to any woman, much less a wheelchair. But still, he couldn’t leave ….
Includes an excerpt from “Anasazi Runner: a novel of identity and speed,” by Jeff Posey.
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