Sketches – 84

You are just... beautiful.
Do I tell you that?


Well I think it all the time.
Whatcha up to?

Right now, I am reading about... fennel

I have no idea what that is

It's a vegetable used in cooking

Okay. And why are you reading about it?

I had some a few months ago, and
I kind of liked it.
So I thought I'd find out more about it

What does it taste like?

Kind of like... licorice,
Except... better

I like licorice, so,
That wouldn't be a problem for me

And I don't. But I liked this

Have you ever heard of horehound?
Like, used in candy?

Of course.
I love all the mint family plants.
Although I don't know that it's used much anymore

My brother HATED horehound candy.

Really? It's so unlike him to have
Extreme opinions.
He probably needs to eat more fennel

Now I'm hungry.
I'm not sure I want fennel, though.
Look, my brother isn't THAT much odder than
Your sister


Ok, he is, but still

When's the last time you talked to him?

Oh, wow, um... three months?
And that was by text

You should call him.
All this isolation is hardest on the introverts, 
In some ways

How do you figure?

When you don't get a lot of contact,
You really rely on what you get.
And he's not the type to reach out
To any one else

I'll call him, then.
Good idea.
Well, enjoy the fennel research

You know I will

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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