Ms. Ale & Mr. Beer: A Socially-Distanced Love Story

(“Full Send” Serial- Part One)

From: root.beer@pop.com

To: ginger.ale@soda.com

Subject Line: Thinking of you

Dear Ginger,

Been thinking of you often. How the carbonation used to make your golden frizz fall down your back. Your bubbly personality. But spending all this time apart…do you think we’ve just sorta…I don’t know…fizzled out?

From my can to yours,

Root



Elizabeth Bates is a Pushcart-nominated writer from Washington state where she lives with her husband, son, and two Siberian Huskies. Bates is the editor of Dwelling Literary. Her column, “Full Send,” has been featured at The Daily Drunk. Bates’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetically Mag, Seaborne MagazineYour Dream JournalGLITCHWORDS, Second Chance Lit, Versification and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @ElizabethKBates.

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