The Housekeeper

It started with her being his live-in housekeeper. She had migrated from Lusaka, Zambia and needed a job. She saw an ad in the newspaper for a living housekeeper and she went to apply in person. The interview was to be held at the detached home in London. When she showed up, he answered the …

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Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

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Books, The Theatre, Prison & Dinner

"Where's Mom?" Chelsey asked Gideon. "She's not going to be joining us." "How come?" "She isn't feeling well." "Oh." She couldn't help wondering if her mother really wasn't feeling well or if she just didn't want to go to the matinee show for Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. Afterwards, they were going to have …

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In London

"So, how does it feel to be back in London?" Avianna asked Max. They had arrived the day before and were in their Modern, bright and spacious new apartment in Kensington. They bought it soon after Max was hired to be the personal physician of the Duke of Ruthorham and his family. Gordon, a friend …

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An Unsavory Past

He heard his name and looked up from the newspaper he was reading. He removed his glasses, stiffening when he saw a familiar figure approaching him. What the hell did she want? "Hello, Lover," she said, when she reached him. A little smile tugged at her lips as her eyes traveled slowly and deliberately over …

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Bored

It was raining outside so a walk in the garden was out of the question. How she hated being there in the countryside.  It was always raining.  And it was so dreadfully boring.  She missed being in the city where life was exciting and there were balls nearly every evening.  She glanced at Edward whose …

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Laird Lunches With Emma

Laird was leaving the coffee shop when he spotted Emma, his colleague Bradley's wife. Tucking the newspaper under the arm carrying the coffee, he used his free hand to open the door. She was just passing by when he called out to her. She turned and her face broke into a big smile. "Hello, Laird." …

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Best Friends

He raked his fingers through his disheveled hair, frustrated.  It was no use.  He couldn’t concentrate on his work.  He had come here to the cottage to work on the manuscript which was due in a couple of days.  The quiet, solitude were exactly what he needed to get him going but his mind was …

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Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make - Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout's 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google's logo.  Of course, I had to …

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Mary Seacole

I just finished reading a very long but interesting biography of Mary Seacole. When I mentioned her to my husband, he immediately knew who I was talking about. He’s from Jamaica where Mary was born. She was born on November 23, 1805 to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Her father was a soldier in …

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