Good While It Lasted


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Good While It Lasted (96 words)

The casual warning his mother was “Blanche Dubois-eccentric but utterly sweet and kind” prepared me little for the formally set dining room replete with lavender stems draped across several of the plates, the flower of purity, new opportunities.

She swept in, wearing a pink chiffon dress, styled for an earlier era, a smile draped on her lips until her eyes met mine and it fell away like crumbling masonry as she pointed to a setting without a lavender stem.

Her eyes conveyed the unspoken “game on” as I accepted the cradle of his continued bachelor status.

end 1/13/2017

S. Darlington



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