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Vesta’s tight spot

Had Leon and his mother raised Susan?   Vesta had stayed in her head all her life.     Vesta found refuge in Sherman.     Silent, no questions, just bodies pressed together. And purring. Her throat was tight.  She … 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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Scarlett and Sherman settle in

Summer in the country! Much as she loved the city, Scarlett was ready.         She made a gin and tonic, put in a grocery order and curled up with Sherman – who purred.

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Scarlett rushes in

      Scarlett deboarded the train. Wrapped in ivory. Glamorous.     Scarlett cabbed to her pristine apartment. It was just as she had left it.   Velma had looked in on the cat. Scarlett searched, and searched, and … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s Sweet Surprise

The moving men would be along. Scarlett started to unpack. She heard scratching.  Mice!?  No. Sherman had gotten packed into a box! He jumped out and purred. Scarlett was so glad he’d known better than to leave her in charge.   … Continue reading

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Scarlett Slept

Scarlett slept better than a baby; it was exciting shopping for a new flat with her two friends, but she realized it had been stressful, too. Now she was free to think about radically downsizing.  She was ready, and though … Continue reading

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Velma’s Disappointment

Dinner at Auntie’s was as exquisite as her Manhattan townhouse.  Velma felt a bit awkward at first, of course. But after a drink or two, with auntie’s smooth and gracious way, they were all laughing and carrying on.  Velma and … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s final offer

Scarlett got up from the booth, considering her lunch with Don a success.  She straightened her skirt, returned her cafeteria tray, and went home.  Smiling all the way.   Back in her giant rent-controlled apartment, she hung up her coat … Continue reading

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