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Scarlett Kisses Goodbye

Scarlett made the best of leaving. She traveled her favorite routes and committed the experience to memory. She walked into the twilight. She loved New York. Even though she was downsizing, she bought a map.           … 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 Hysteria

Scarlett laughed uproariously!  “Of course I don’t think you’re pushy!  But you know Sonny will be crushed that he can’t close the deal.  Poor boy probably never has, if you know what I mean!  Well, this calls for a drink!” … Continue reading

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Vesta feels a rock

At the rooming house kitchenette, Vesta ground some rich coffee with chicory and put it on the old stove to percolate.  She was expecting Velma any minute to discuss buying a flat together and their trip to New York  — together … Continue reading

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Scarlett takes action

Scarlett woke from her dreamy return to childhood with a renewed sense of strength and organization.  Right, then. First she would organize a meeting.  She rang the country rooming house and one of the spinsters went to retrieve Velma while … Continue reading

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Scarlett

How could a busiest city in the world be so hideously lonely? Skipping the park path at dusk with Velma had been giddy festive fun; a single day later it was a trudge. Scarlett knew that losing Sherman  changed her … Continue reading

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