Coming from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Shawn Klemme found himself bouncing from city to city during his time in the Marine Corps. As he experienced more of the country and made new friends, Klemme became a truly genuine storyteller.
Sarah's Newest Scar
I loved the way the corners of her lips would curl when she smiled, or the way she could never seem to keep her hair out of her face. I loved how contagious her laugh was and how frequently she’d let you hear it. For so long, I genuinely loved her, and I guess a part of me always will, but at the end of the day, love isn’t what people say. It’s not a constant omnipotent force, pulling at everyone’s hearts. It’s a lightbulb that can be turned on and off. Some would argue that just because a lightbulb is off, it still emits heat, but at the end of the day, a lightbulb that isn’t on is barely a lightbulb at all. A dim (albeit warm) love, is barely love at all. Her hands were warm in mine, but they weren’t filled with love. The same thing went for her breaths against my neck, and the feeling of her hair in my hand… warm, but loveless. What was once the most passionate display of affection has devolved into this… a meaningless hookup in a hotel room in Central California.