This story was originally published by The Teacup Trail and republished by
Hypertrophic Literary. Daniela Andrade’s cover of “La Vie en Rose” inspired it.

3 AM and the stars still twinkling; beeswax candles burning low; empty bottles of red wine clustered on the counter; he was picking out chords on an out-of-tune guitar, singing
“La Vie en Rose” in a raspy voice; their shining gazes meeting over the coffee table.