Never Have I Ever! Have You?

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

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13 Responses

  1. Al Lane says:

    He sounds like the wrong one anyway. Love is real enough. We just get confused sometimes 🙂

    • Jesi says:

      This is actually just a passing commentary and perspective on celebrities and their fans. LoL That kind of “love” is shady and unrealistic.

    • Jesi says:

      Also, I was going for a sarcastic irony to the Never Have I Ever game (also known as The Lying Game).

      • Al Lane says:

        Is that the same as the “I Have Never” drinking game? (Person says “I have never had sex with a duck”… anyone who has done that, has to drink… (and then leave pretty quickly)… it’s a cruel way of either exposing secrets that you know about friends, or fishing for dirt on others!)

        • Jesi says:

          That is the exact game. 😉
          Just with my little tongue in cheek to celebrity relationships and how seriously fans take them.

  2. bobcabkings says:

    This is a lovely evocation of that sort of pain. I wonder if this would be the cheesecake guy – seems to fit.

    • Jesi says:

      ROFL! No, this is not the same guy. This is actually a perspective on celebrity relationships and their fans. I just can’t come right out and name names but let’s just say the correlation between “fan” and “fanatic” is alive and well in literal translation.

  3. Lizzi says:

    Some people are scary! That said, I went through a fanatic stage when I was a teenager, so I guess it happens. Very cleverly writ.

    • Jesi says:

      Thank you, my dear! People are scary, especially when they get too caught up in rumors and such. I think we all go through it. 🙂

  4. Dawn D says:

    I love the writing. But, like Al, feel obliged to say no, love had nothing to do with this. Love is not a charade.
    If we heard more about the true kind of love, maybe our children would know what proper love is, and know what to look for in a relationship? (says the woman deeply in love but hiding it from the world! 😉 )

    Oh, and I like the new look too. Easier to find the ‘previous’ button to go to the previous post!


    • Jesi says:

      I just get tired of all the bs being thrown out into the public for publicity’s sake so celebrities can become richer and more famous. As a society it’s very telling about just how low one’s integrity can go once they are in the public’s line of vision. Be it a politician trying to get some policy/idea pushed through or a celebrity trying to convince people they’re someone they really not behind the curtains. Or bedroom door. 😉
      I don’t believe love is a charade but I think people like to play games and delude either themselves or others that they mean it when they really don’t. It’s sad but I have seen it often. Or maybe I’m just becoming too cynical the older I get. And what’s this about “being deeply in love”? I really am behind. lol
      And thank you about the new look. Happy accident I say. And I never noticed that the previous button was harder to see. You’re right, though. It is easier to see now. 😉

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