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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
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.
The news was, of course preposterous. Not just that her friend had a daughter, or that nobody knew about the daughter. But the daughter was… brown and recently came to town and was Susan. Velma wanted Susan for her own … Continue reading
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.
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
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.