Love in Isolation, Day Five, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

Day Five Bronte Dear Ellis, I’m sorry to learn of the death of your girlfriend. I can only imagine how gut-wrenching it must have been to get that news. There’s not much I can say, really, is there? I always wonder what to say when I see posts on Facebook about the death of loved… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Five, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

Day Five Ellis Dear Bronte, Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with me. I’m humbled by your vulnerability. I’m not the kind of man who shies away from talking about the real stuff, so to speak. Because of my disability, I’ve spent much of my life isolated from other people. I suppose that’s… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Four, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

Day Four Bronte Dear Ellis, Sigh. Paris. And your parents’ love story. More sighs. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me. I’ve never been to Paris but I’d love to go someday. I always think, ‘next year, I’ll go’. My first choice would be a trip through Europe. But I live on… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Four, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

Day Four Ellis Dear Bronte, I love typing your name. Someday, hopefully, I’ll be able to sign it to you. This quarantine will end eventually and I’ll take you to dinner somewhere nice and teach you how to sign your name. The most beautiful name for a beautiful woman. I laughed so hard at your… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Three, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

Day Three Bronte Dear Ellis, I’m so very sorry to hear about Millie. My heart broke for you as I read your words. I don’t even know what to say, other than your feelings are completely understandable. But maybe a sweet boy or girl is being trained right this minute to be your next companion…. Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Three, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

Day Three Ellis Dear Bronte, Thank you for replying to my email. After only a few days in captivity I feel somewhat desolate and alone. Your email brightened my otherwise dull day. Ha. I know we’re not really in captivity, like an animal at a zoo, but I’m sure you know what I mean. Speaking… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Two, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

Day Two Bronte Dear Ellis, What a surprise you are. First, the sign in the window. Yes, a little unorthodox but very clever. Then, calling me beautiful? Well, how am I supposed to resist that? I couldn’t log on to my email fast enough. In all honesty, I’ve noticed you at the bus stop too…. Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Two, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

DAY TWO Dear Bronte, Thank you for replying to my sign. I can’t tell you how long I’ve debated asking for your phone number or email. Before we were confined to our homes, I noticed you at the bus stop. For months, I’d been gathering the courage to sit next to you, but I always… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day One, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

DAY ONE Bronte The first day of isolation I spent watching the news with Mother. She’s seventy years and in fragile health after fighting cancer last year. When news of the virus first started to spread, I’d worried about bringing it home to her. I work with little children all day and as much as… Read More