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Susan gets a grip

Susan was stunned to have met her mother. After all these years! And it turned out she knew her mother and found her abrasive. Susan put her mind to a clean-out and tried to understand. She scrubbed furiously. Vesta was her mother. … Continue reading

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Velma organizes it all

        Velma had had enough drama.     Time to get back to the library.             Where all questions had answers.   All things had a place.       She would … Continue reading

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Vesta bristles

Velma wasn’t expecting a newcomer; she shook hands and smiled, but could feel herself bristling.   She didn’t like surprises.   She looked down into her blue tea cup and wondered why Susan seemed familiar. She didn’t like it. She … Continue reading

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Velma throws a party

Velma twittered around getting everything ready. She had been inspired by an old friend’s tradition of hosting an annual twelfth night party. Velma laid the table in the rooming house’s guest dining room.   She made her Gram’s famous 7-layer … Continue reading

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Scarlett rushes off to New York

Scarlett packed for a trip to New York. Popped on her favorite hat and coat. She ran two blocks for the train. On the train, she arranged her handmade cherry lariat– a gift from Don when she left the publishing … Continue reading

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Susan’s Dark Past

Susan didn’t have much to go on. Just a photo of her parents. In love. In spite of the racial barrier. That much she knew.       She also had one photo of herself with her mother, before her big … Continue reading

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Scarlett Kisses Goodbye

Scarlett made the best of leaving. She traveled her favorite routes and committed the experience to memory. She walked into the twilight. She loved New York. Even though she was downsizing, she bought a map.           … Continue reading

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