This is a repost from a Tumblr series that I called “My perfect dad.” I’m preserving these older stories and continuing to write new ones available on this site first.

I look stupid, and I feel ridiculous. But I have no one to blame but myself. 

I was newly single after 15 years, on the rebound and vulnerable. Jack was young, handsome, and interesting. He took an interest in me and made me feel wanted. Aside from the physical attraction, we had almost nothing in common. I was an executive VP, and he was a college dropout. I liked hiking and antiquing and he played video games.  I enjoyed dragging my tux out of the closet once a year to go to the symphony and he… well, he liked cosplay

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