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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
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
Sweet friend had decorated. “I don’t know when your birthday is!” She handed Velma a gift. Velma opened it hotfaced. “You taught me that a woman’s home is her castle.” Tears. Smiles. Hugs.
Feed, change, nap, wake, play, feed, walk, change, nap, feed… Years as a dancer, working on the road. Now this. Routine. Fixity. So happy!
Velma couldn’t understand her friend’s sharpness. Susan was darling. Her baby had invigorated Velma. Velma persisted in the relationship. Velma filled her bag with bread and staples, tossing in a toy for the baby.
Scarlett shrugged as she started their dinner dishes. “I just don’t get it” Velma brought in the cups. Scarlett chatted on. “Being childless is so free. That baby proves it! haha. Why would you get involved? She really rubs Vesta … Continue reading
Vesta woke with a start, with Leon on her mind. Was it him? Or was it Susan? And Vesta knew. It was Susan. Susan was her daughter.
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.
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.