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Vesta meets her daughter

      Vesta stared out the window.                   Susan made tea in the little kitchen. It was so uncomfortable.   The baby woke up. “My God, I have a grandchild!” Vesta … Continue reading

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Vesta Ruminates

Really. After all these years. Why were those memories on a loop? Leon. That hot summer; she was so big.   One kiss. One blessed kiss.     Then she was gone. Vesta went to college.   And what happened … Continue reading

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Velma

Velma answered Vesta’s knock, surprised to see her fancy friend in this part of town. Velma timidly invited her in. She knew Vesta had no time for Susan. ¬†Or the baby. But Velma was delighted when her friend, usually so … Continue reading

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Scarlett misses the birth

From New York City: “Oh, tell her I said congratulations, dear.” Scarlett put down the phone and went off to lunch in the park.         Then back to the publishing house for meetings.     After work … Continue reading

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Susan has the baby!

“Velma, I don’t feel well.” That was how it started. By lunch Velma had accompanied Susan to the hospital, fretting and unsure. By the end of the day, it was over. Velma had wanted to throw a baby shower. It … Continue reading

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Scarlett returns

Scarlett rushed from the train to Velma’s party.   They had agreed on a modest gift swap so she came with gifties in hand.         While in the city, she had picked up a darling handbag for … Continue reading

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