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She didn’t know what to expect. She wore her power suit. In it, she was unflappable. His face held 25 years of emotion. Susan was his last, best gift from Vesta. Love sustained. Vesta wept. Finally.
Had Leon and his mother raised Susan? Vesta had stayed in her head all her life. Vesta found refuge in Sherman. Silent, no questions, just bodies pressed together. And purring. Her throat was tight. She … Continue reading
Susan didn’t know what Velma and Vesta knew. Yet. Susan was content. She liked her living space, her baby was healthy, and she had Velma. Velma was like the mother she didn’t have.
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
Susan was getting big. But she got to Velma’s party and sat. She knew Velma, who doted on Susan and her belly. She was surprised to meet Scarlett, with her splashy pumps and short dress — how different she was … Continue reading
After dinner they walked. Oxford was magical at dusk. They laughed about Jean’s impromptu proposal. Vesta loved Jean’s new apartment in Oxford. They were both glad to be living closer after all these years. The next morning, Vesta bought a … Continue reading
She didn’t know the sex. It took all energies just to keep herself together. Velma came along just when she needed her. With Velma’s help, Susan shopped for the nursery. She picked orange she picked animals she picked art. Susan … Continue reading
Scarlett looked out her bedroom window. “I’ll memorize this fall day and keep it with me always,” to herself. She followed up on her reverie with: more packing wrestling with Sherman and making a lovely martini. Then she … Continue reading
Scarlett had returned to New York; Velma stood in line at the bakery for a cup of tea and a sweet. The beautiful young woman behind her in line smiled. Velma did a double-take; the woman had her hand on … Continue reading