“Five Years” by Amy Gall from Wilde Magazine: A Magazine of Art and Literature with a Queer Edge, Issue One, Winter 2012. Edited by Lucia Guatney.
I enjoyed this second-person point of view vignette about a woman and her girlfriend, however I thought it was much too short. The few details we were shown were quite interesting, but I want to know a lot more about the characters. What subjects were they studying in the first scene, and did education really not pay off for either of them? If not, why not? I also want to know what drew them together aside from the physical, and what eventually drove them apart. Was it that there wasn’t, actually, anything else? Are they in relationships now where that’s the thing that’s missing? That would explain the final scene.