By M.B. Guinn

M.B. Guinn is a writer, editor, teacher-in-the-making at Columbia Teachers College, and sporadic chef living in New York City. Her work has previously appeared in The Equals Record and in various bowls and plates nationwide.

  1. The very first time, I used the worst excuse. I won’t say “the worst excuse in the book,” because that transgression in clichés would be very nearly as bad as my telling John, “I have to go to the bathroom,” somewhere between my bra falling to the ground and the faux-innocent trailing of hands along waistbands. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the lightest of touches are the least accidental. What I should…