Dug into my digital archives and dusted off some older stories. These words are from a story called The Expert.
As he approached city hall, with its dull fountains and its schoolroom lighting, Parker saw a young woman in a nice looking green suit with pants that pinched between her thighs, and he knew in order to have had that life he would had to have a wife. And to have had a wife he would had to have been an expert in women.
And he thought, to be married now he would have had to been able to say things that seemed so logical but for some reason, he threw his rages against
at the time.
fought tooth and nail for every last dreg of credibility, when the trough had already been licked clean.
arker had thrown himself into the role of a lover then found himself suddenly, rather unremar
kably, abandoned. Left to never love again. Not for real. Because he didn’t know what love was. He felt love for every soft faced woman he saw. As that young woman passed he felt the twinge in his gut and wanted to ask her all about her day, though he didn't care what she had to say