Ernestina
Mar 23, 2022

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ERNIE AND ERNESTINA: Searching

Book Two, Chapter 180: Honey Boy and Booty Girl

Joshua’s been cast in one of the lead roles in a play now in rehearsal. His character is Honey Boy, whose girlfriend is Booty Girl.

In the park today, I run lines with him. We sit across from each other at a picnic table, under the shade of beeches.

He gets up from the picnic table, walks about, acts out his lines. I love her. Damn me, I love her, but she doesn’t know how to love me. The bitch ho.

The lines echo Joshua’s own life with Christy.

Does he recognize this? Surely he recognizes this.

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Ernestina

My writer husband’s favorite nickname for me was Ernestina, so in this 2-book memoir, he is Ernie. This is his story, our story, and my story. I invite you in.