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Scarlett

  Fall crept through the country. Traveling with winter dread.           Scarlett needed a trip to the city.         She packed a favorite dress and told Auntie to expect her at the townhouse. … Continue reading

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Susan prepares

      The table was set. She’d said she had some news.   Susan looked for Velma.     The baby crawled in the grass nearby.             After this picnic everything would be changed. … Continue reading

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Vesta’s past

She didn’t know what to expect. She wore her power suit. In it, she was unflappable. His face held 25 years of emotion. Susan was his last, best gift from Vesta. Love sustained. Vesta wept. Finally.

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Scarlett and the boy

He was very good to her. It was his birthday.                 She got her gifts together and tucked cash in the card.   Scarlett took care of her service providers.

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Velma Stunned

The news was, of course preposterous. Not just that her friend had a daughter, or that nobody knew about the daughter. But the daughter was… brown and recently came to town and was Susan. Velma wanted Susan for her own … Continue reading

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Scarlett and Sherman

They settled in now that Scarlett’s project in New York was finished. They had tea at 3 every day. Sometimes in the evenings they would dance.

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Velma wants harmony

    Stitch. “I think you two would like each other” Stitch. “if you spent more time together.” Stitch. Vesta doubted it, and her face said so. Stitch. Velma’s perfect collar felt tight. Stitch. She didn’t usually press. Stitch. But … Continue reading

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Susan

Susan was happy. The baby was happy. She’d been informally adopted by Velma,who came once a week to make tea, rock the baby, and send Susan to soak in the tub. Still. When she slept she dreamed of the mother … Continue reading

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Velma’s Tea Routine

      It was weekly now. Susan soaked in the tub.           Vesta lulled to sleep; then she made tea.         Late. So late. But she had her little family.  

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Vesta goes back in time

Vesta wondered why Susan made her bristle. And how old was she? Sometimes Vesta indulged in her most private memories, tucked in a hollowed book. She smiled.  The one that got away. She put the  pictures back.  Time for lunch … Continue reading

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