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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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Velma blushes

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.

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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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Vesta Ruminates

Really. After all these years. Why were those memories on a loop? Leon. That hot summer; she was so big.   One kiss. One blessed kiss.     Then she was gone. Vesta went to college.   And what happened … Continue reading

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Susan

Susan was happy. The baby was happy. She’d been informally adopted by Velma,who came once a week to make tea, rock the baby, and send Susan to soak in the tub. Still. When she slept she dreamed of the mother … Continue reading

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Vesta goes back in time

Vesta wondered why Susan made her bristle. And how old was she? Sometimes Vesta indulged in her most private memories, tucked in a hollowed book. She smiled.  The one that got away. She put the  pictures back.  Time for lunch … Continue reading

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Susan’s Confusion

Susan was relieved when Vesta left. She always was. She couldn’t quite put her finger on it. Susan looked at her sweet sleeping babe. People around here didn’t talk about race. Susan didn’t get biracial slurs anymore, but the silence … Continue reading

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