This is a Love Story

It had ended rather simply, at Joe Junior’s, over cheeseburgers in the window booth.

He said, “Tell me to stay.”

She said, “I can’t tell you that. I can’t.”

Katherine M. Guttman lives in New York City in a back apartment that’s unusually quiet. She has been a contributing editor for and and has written feature articles for Her work has appeared in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Underground Voices, and East of Eden.