Every Time I Lock Eyes With My Former Lover It’s Like Playing with Fire

But I’ve always been a bit of a pyromaniac

Photo by cottonbro: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-woman-in-white-long-sleeves-and-skirt-dancing-near-the-fire-10556435/

From the time I was little, I’ve loved fire. We had a fireplace at our house, and once, when my dad was away on a trip, I wanted to have a fire. My mom couldn’t get it started, but after having watched my dad do it so often, I knew how to roll up newspapers and arrange the




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Anne Shark

Anne Shark

Polyamorous and sex-positive essayist, poet, and over-thinker.

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