Part of Sappho's Fables: Lesbian Fairy Tales
by Jennifer Diemer
Copyright 2012 Jennifer Diemer
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For Sarah, with all of my heart.
I slipped off my robe, sat down on the edge of the bed, and opened my mouth. Without a word, he slid the fruit from his knife onto my tongue; then he sliced a piece of the apple for himself.
We chewed slowly, avoiding one another's gaze. It was a communion of sorts, and our most intimate act, but I did not know why, every night, we enacted this ritual. I'd stopped wondering months ago, had stopped asking him questions long before that.
And it was only a bite of apple, I reasoned with myself. In truth, this nocturnal habit was the least of my husband's oddities.