Jack Plum: Excerpt: ...before I leave in the morning, to promote the truth that a man could still daydream and believe in soul mates … that a man still loves well-pressed slacks and crisp clean shirts and smelling of fresh sunlit laundry and not stale whiskey and dried blood. I hope alongside you, Special Wonder, because I want my girl to know you're a needed landmark. You're a little bit of fireworks and lovely, in a tepid world on brink of an ice age.
"I was loved. And I knew that meant I was expected to be something to someone.