Once upon a time, I wrote up a vision of my wedding day. It’s still there in my dreamcatcher journal and still sounds like exactly the kind of wedding I’d like to have one day. (There were two pointers to the guy that I remember squinting at as I wrote…let’s see what happens.)
What does this have to do with ROSA’s fabulous new anthology, Wedding Season, releasing July 18? Plenty. I’m not a big believer of marriage. I’ve seen far too many implode, and even more than that hang on in some sort of grim desperation for kids/money/one to die (yes, someone said that). I’ve seen far too many weddings as well where it was apparent from before they even said ‘I do’ that they really should have broken up after one month of solid shagging. But, they didn’t and all the flowers, fine food and photos couldn’t make up for the nothing of a relationship that was ‘joined together’.
Yet, there are the exceptions to this – I wrote Priest for them.
These are couples who are happy together many decades later, whether they were high school sweethearts, second time arounders or blind dates set up by work colleagues. They were the enemies to lovers, the friends to lovers, the opposites attracting, and the how-the-hell-did-that-happen’ers. They’re a team, a port in the storm, a safe haven. As my wise friend, Mandy, said, “Some folks get married and start to chip chip away at each other, when in actual fact, they should be building each other up.” That’s what I’d like to think about Max and Billy…if they can even make it to the altar.
Be sure to pre-order Wedding Season here.