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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. Advertisements

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Velma ponders

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.

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Velma

Velma nodded along as her new rooming house friend expounded on the politics of buying handmade.  Then retreated to her room.  She had a lot to think about.  She sat in her hardbacked chair staring out the window while the … Continue reading

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Vesta

“Handmade is all about thinking,” Vesta explained to Velma, her new friend at the rooming house. “Handmade allows, encourages, demands that people think. Lights. Cars. Telephones. Radios. Televisions. Computers.  Society-changing developments all start off handmade.  Handmade is new, fresh, thought-provoking.  … Continue reading

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Vesta

Velma admired Vesta. Always collected, reading voraciously, undeterred by gossip or the tag ‘spinster,’  conservatively but impeccably dressed.  This evening’s partywear was in character, neck and ankles  at either end of a grey-green wool crepe suit.  Unwrinkled and completely buttoned … Continue reading

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Imagined spaces

The party was in the city!  Several of her library colleagues would be in attendance, but Velma was riding with Vesta, another rooming house extra girl, in her old Model A Ford. Silly, she knew, but Velma could not sleep … 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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