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Rachel Lesch7 hours ago
Retribution: Chapter 32
A summer-like heat wave hit Paris at the beginning of May: a week of dry, heavy, and sultry days. At the height of this hot spell, Charles and Adèle opened up their swimming pool. With a pitcher of be...
Rachel Lesch5 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 31
Gabriel checked over the time table at St. Lazare station; his train would not be boarding for another two hours. He could go and call upon his sister in the meantime, but the walk was too far. The ti...
Rachel Lesch5 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 30
The first few days of April gave a balmy taste of the summer to come. Marianne opened her bay window to let in some of the cooler evening air. She sat down in the window seat and stroked Johnny’s back...
Rachel Lesch7 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 29
Easter Sunday, 1934, fell up the first of April, which also happened to be a feast day known as April Fish. Mimi’s mail was filled with the usual Easter themed greeting cards depicting crosses, chicke...
Rachel Lesch9 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 28
To a child who is afraid of the dark, a familiar place can be filled with hidden terrors when night falls and the lights are turned off. The child tosses and turns and hides under the covers. When the...
Stark Hunter11 days ago
"It's Cruel, Mickey"
The main hangout for the kids of Mavis street was the “El Mercado,” a mini-shopping plaza of little quaint shops located across the street from the Model Market, only a five-minute walk from those sma...
Rachel Lesch11 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 27
Catharine finished up a letter in reply to one she had received from Agnès, who had sent it from Cairo, where they had arrived last week. They had taken the long way to Egypt, traveling through Italy ...
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Emily Gallerno12 days ago
The Unwanted Ones
Prologue I never thought I'd be the one out of my friends to do self-harm, I never thought I'd do drugs either... I couldn't bring myself to believe that I had turned out this way, from an innocent te...
Sofia Duarte12 days ago
Stardust
Can you even imagine what is like to fall from the sky and see the stars right in front of you? It was like an adventure, feeling your eyes fixed on mine. I was hoping that you had the same feeling, b...
Rachel Lesch13 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 26
"January 29th 1915 My dearest Jamie, Papa and Mimi are well and send their love. Maman and Catharine are well. Little Marianne is unable to write, considering she is only three months old. It seems an...
Rachel Lesch15 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 25
January into February 1934 had given the people who came into La Première Etoile plenty to talk about. There had been Stavinsky's supposed suicide (or assassination as many were calling it). They were...
Rachel Lesch16 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 24
Charles attended mass one Sunday afternoon in the middle of January. During that mass, a boy and girl were to be married. He noticed Catharine and Mimi sitting in a pew towards the front of the church...
Rachel Lesch17 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 23
Sarah Brady dropped by the Prideaux home for cocktails during the afternoon before New Year's Eve. Adèle was out, visiting a friend of hers who had just had a baby, but had Charles wish Sarah a Happy ...
Lara Alice17 days ago
Second Love
Then, one rainy afternoon, I met him by chance on the street near my house, and he got himself under my umbrella to say hello to me. "You live around here?" he asked me. "I live over there, in Carlos da Maia street," I pointed. "What are you doing here?" "I went by Joanna's place, but she's not home." "Is Joanna your girlfriend?" I asked. "More or less," he replied. "Are you going home?" "Yes, what about you?" "I'm gonna get soaked all the way to my home!" he laughed. "You wanna wait a while in ...
Rachel Lesch18 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 22
The reason why Augustin had not written was because he had not written was that he had fallen seriously ill with something that was going around the cell block. Delirious, his thoughts had been haunte...
Michael C.18 days ago
90 Miles an Hour
He could feel the cool evening breeze in his hair, 90 miles per hour, windows half rolled down in his late model pickup. It was a cool brisk evening for the middle of summer in upstate New York, he re...
Rachel Lesch19 days ago
Retribution: Chapter 21
At the Beginning of December, Manon was well enough to come back to work. "I have to admit," she told Marianne and Anna, "It was nice to be home but after a while, I got bored." The day was busy one a...
Enetta Noelle23 days ago
Business or Pleasure
All week long, Nitzia had been wondering why her husband, Luke, was being so cryptic. In a rush to make it to work on time, she chalked it up to general stress and moved on. It wasn’t until Nitzia ret...