account_circle by Carolyn Foster Segal
Carolyn Foster Segal is a professor of English at Cedar Crest College, in Allentown, PA, where she teaches creative writing, American literature, and women's film. Her essays and poems have appeared in publications including The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, The 2River View, and Long Island Quarterly.


The Tea Party

Issue No. 145 ~ June, 2009

I really did believe that I loved the boy with the cheekbones, although looking back, it's clear how much lust played a part. "Do you have a husband?" Mel asks. He doesn't say, as anyone else would, "Are you married?" He makes having a husband sound like owning a pet.