“Everyone Says I’ll Forget in Time” by Greg Herren from Fool for Love (Cleis Press, 2009).
It’s been two years since Terry’s partner died, and though he’s finally through the grieving period he now seems stuck, at a loss for just how to move on. Thankfully he has great, well-meaning friends who continually invite him over to their house for brunch, where they introduce him to eligible men. On the menu today it’s mimosas with David, who turns out to be quite the surprise guest indeed.
The really interesting thing about this story, aside from the fact that, overall, it’s so upbeat, is that Terry’s partner is never named. That’s a great choice, seeing as it’s a piece about letting go and moving on.