Solomon would rejoice

This snippet celebrates the decision this week by the US Supreme Court that marriage between two people of the same sex must be legal throughout the USA!

It is about time!!!

Let there be rejoicing throughout the land. 


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It had been almost a year since Solomon had visited at Oxford, complimented Mary Anne on a wonderful stew, got caught up-to-date on the university gossip, the latest theatre talk.

Now he could see Michael again in Prague – a new setting – and he wondered what it would be like. Would she be with him? Would he still have to pretend to be just a friend, a fellow teacher off to seek information about this new idea of teaching Gay USAgirls and to introduce his star pupil to college?

He had to get over this, lay the memories to rest, maybe find someone in a neighboring town who could be discrete. Or maybe he and Michael could just stay in Prague.

Oh, this was crazy thinking. He stood up slowly, walked out his door and looked at the stars. He remembered the eclipse he and Michael had watched once from the Themes. An amazing night. He walked back into his house and made sure he had the ivory pipe that he knew Michael would like.


About jeanlatzgriffin

Jean Latz Griffin is the owner of CyberINK, a small business that produces quirky skeleton-themed products. She has finished the first draft of a historical fantasy and received comments from her agent. She has turned to Orson Scott Card for tips on the second draft. She is author of "In the Same Breath," and "One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century." She has a certificate in creative writing from the University of Chicago's Writers Studio. Griffin is a member of the growing community of former Chicago Tribune reporters, enjoys Weekend Writing Warriors and the Story Studio in Chicago. Her Sheltie, Thunder, likes to "type" on her computer keys, and Dr Wu, a Weimaraner, likes to lick her ear when she is trying to think. Her husband passed in June of 2011. Her three fabulous grown sons live nearby. She plays violin in an amateur string orchestra.

5 Responses

  1. So sweet and sad… the wishes and hopes that have not been fulfilled here. In another time and places, they wouldn’t have to hide or be discrete….

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