The Undoing

It began with the bedroom mirror.  Then the lamp in the guestroom.  The television.  The kitchen stools.  The desk in the office.  Where the wine refrigerator stood was now a magazine rack.  He moved the hall cabinet where her dresser was....

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A Conversation: II

“I’ve never seen you afraid before,” he said, amusement touching his voice as he visibly relaxed.

She lifter her head from the horse’s forelock she was stroking and stared at him, her shoulders dropping and eyes hardening.  She looked so beautiful there, her elegant neck offering up her lovely face.  The bust of the white gown shimmered under....

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A Conversation

A couple strolled along the boardwalk, linked arm in arm.  The woman was dressed in a fine camel coat and expensive shoes and swung her legs in a manner suggesting she had no pressing schedule and had not for quite some time.  The man politely, if absentmindedly, walked beside her, dressed in a not so fine attire but still one to give the appearance of being dressed rather smart.  The pair were well matched in stride and ease.  

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She Seeks a Life of Beauty

“I seek a life of beauty,” she said to everyone and no one, twirling languidly on the table 22 floors above the city, her body pliable on the spinning table, arching and curving to the soft, melodic music. Giddy and lightheaded from the champagne, she laughed and let the gaze of those around her fall upon her form, wraithlike in the glow of the room. Laughter and amiable conversation floated from groups of people scattered about the room. The curls of smoke rising from cigarettes obscured the half-filled flutes of champagne, glinting in the din.....

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