The Before Times

by Sarah Hollenbeck

Last night at Story Club South Side, Andrew and I told a packed room about, among other things, the first time we had sex. He used the word "amazing," I used the word "unobjectionable," and the audience lost their minds. We went on to describe the months between when we first met and when we fell in love, a period we refer to as "The Before Times."

Afterwards, at the bar, featured performer Katie Prout told me that she hates love stories of all kinds, but that ours had surprised and touched her. I told her that I hated travel stories, but she had won me over with her hilarious tale of repeatedly getting lice while living in India. The fact that we weren't bullshitting eachother proves that Story Club South Side is magic.