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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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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 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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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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Languid Scarlett

After ten-hour days in the New York publishing house, Scarlett was ready to relax! Usually so twittery               and full of nervous energy… her friends’ retirement home garden worked miracles!  

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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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Vesta glides on in

Vesta found the note telling her that Velma was at Susan’s. Vesta scowled, just a little. Vesta went to her room. She took off her new dress. She unpacked, bathed. Then she set off to find her friend and tell … Continue reading

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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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Velma makes tea, as promised

Velma made tea. Luscious, high tea; cream tea; good china, clotted cream. Velma happily rocked the baby.   She sent Susan for a soak in the bathtub. Baby fell asleep.     Hair up, Susan emerged. Baby sleeping, high cream … Continue reading

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