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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 Dreams

Susan dreamed about her parents.   Their community. Their church.       Their courtship.   How everyone  called her mother ‘progressive’     when she was only friends with her father’s sister.

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Velma Walks Out

Velma strode out into the wind, holding her hat. She marched off to the bakery as she did regularly. Velma had taken Susan under her wing, as it were. A spinster and a single mother.   Well, Susan would be … Continue reading

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Scarlett

“God dammit, Scarlett, you know you’re my right-hand man!  You love New York, you love the publishing house!  A raise?  Will a raise change your mind?  More vacation time to spend with your little spinster enclave in the countryside?  You … Continue reading

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Velma

Velma had purchased her train ticket to visit Scarlett weeks in advance, as usual.  Happy to get the invitation to the big city,  she’d scrimped and cobbled together her funds, and was immensely relieved with the ticket in her clutches.  … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta prepared for her talk on poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950).  She mulled over her outfits, bearing in mind she would not be on the university campus this time.  Finally, she chose what she had always considered her … Continue reading

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Velma

Velma is going to a party.  She’s been at the rooming house for several weeks, shocked to move in with all those other women.  Extra girls, spinsters, they refer to themselves as singles or ‘new women’ though not one of … Continue reading

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Playground

Velma never babysat.  Her girlfriends from work, in her bookclub, her building and her other friends were urban singles like her.  The library’s outreach coordinator had that lingering flu that was going around, and all the details of who worked … Continue reading

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Velma

“Where has Velma been all afternoon?  I haven’t seen her since we had lunch in the dining hall.  Today is Wednesday, it’s not her day to work at the library.  I’m a little concerned, she never just disappears.  You know, … Continue reading

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