Maine is beautiful in summer. The blooming purple lupines and 60 degree weather make a lovely respite for someone trying to escape poison ivy and southern heat/humidity. This summer, to save time, I flew with my daughter to visit my mom Downeast instead of making the six day…
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Clara came to slowly. When she opened her eyes, Elpis light beamed through an open window at a golden slant. She was lying on the living room couch with…
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“So what did you think of Mother Grace?” Mother Alden asked as she led Clara toward the Almitas town center past the other two story homes with tidy…
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Mother Alden waved her straw hat in greeting as Clara slowly lowered her ancient hovercraft down next to the garden gate. She insisted that since she'd…
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The tuxedoed V. C. Regent with his official gold badge strode onstage to the podium before a standing-room-only crowd in the V. C. banquet hall. Clara…
It all started with the microwave. To be more precise, microwave #4. When Jason and I got married nearly seventeen years ago, we’d inherited his…
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Clara didn't say much at dinner that night. Her trip back to Mother Alden's house – like her trip back to the Sapphire Hotel – had been characterized by…
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The Rutgers' gray house proved to be more colorful upon closer inspection. Its wide wooden front porch, mustard-yellow door, teal-colored shutters, and…
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