All in the name of love

The Lawn-Cutting Crew is a humor fiction blog. It's sort of like a comic strip, but without the drawings. It offers self-contained chapters and lots of laughs.

It was Friday night, and I was having dinner with my girlfriend, Joanne, at a nearby sports bar.

A basket of cheese sticks sat between us. We both reached for one at the same time, and our fingers brushed.

Joanne smiled. “Please, after you.”

I clasped her hand gently and held it in mine. “I have something I want to ask you,” I said.

“OK,” Joanne said, grinning. “Shoot.”

I sucked in a deep breath, then took a quick swallow of beer.

Joanne continued to smile. “C’mon, Peter. You’re making me nervous.”

I swallowed again. “Joanne, we’ve been dating for a while, haven’t we?”

She nodded. “For eight months, yeah.”

“And I spend a lot of time at your place.”

“You do. I have a basket full of your laundry and an empty kitchen pantry to attest to that fact.”

I rubbed her hand with my thumb. “Well … what would you say if I suggested we move in together?”

“Oh, wow.” Joanne picked up her wine and took a long sip.

“When you think about it, it makes sense,” I said. “We’re together all the time, so we’re already practically living with each other. It seems like a rational decision.”

Joanne smiled. “I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable in your one-bedroom apartment.”

“Well, no,” I said. “I was thinking more in terms of me moving into your house. It’s much nicer, and there’s more space.”

“Plus,” Joanne said, winking, “you could save a bundle on rent and utilities. That’s the thinking here — right?”

I looked at her, blinking. Then, I drew her hand to my mouth and kissed it.

“Have I told you that I love you?” I asked. 

Author: Allen

I’m a humorist and fiction writer, as well as the author of two books. One is a collection of humor, and one is a collection of short stories. Both books are available on Amazon. I always wanted to write a comic strip, but I can’t draw. Not even a stick-person. So that’s why “The Lawn-Cutting Crew” is a comic strip without drawings. I hope you enjoy!

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