“All is Ready” by Nonnie Augustine

I have bathed in patchouli oil and my heavy hair is lustrous from brushing. I am wearing my gold ankle bracelets with the ruby charms that my love gave me when we had been mar…

“Opera” by Nonnie Augustine

Betty nursed her drink but Don downed his in two gulps. She’d dieted back to the hourglass figure she’d had when they’d been married and Don had already enjoyed four or five p…

“My Early Thirties” by Nonnie Augustine

My stalker had one blue eye and one green. Before he became my stalker, he was my lover and I wanted him before he wanted me. During our first date, he kept his distance and I…

“Let Me Tell You Something” by Nonnie Augustine

If you think by your death you have left me alone to pine, to regret, to watch cable TV, you’re wrong. At bedtime I wear a new black lace gown and arrange myself to advantage …