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Promises from the White Sarcophagus

When was it? How long ago? It seems like a lifetime. It’s January now, 2014. It was November, 2004, almost ten years ago. Why had I stopped at that particular strip mall, one of so many along that familiar road? … Continue reading

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Bridal Investigations

Things waxed and waned at The White Sarcophagus that spring.  Little Miss Ruffles, all of nineteen year’s old, brought youthful energy to the salon most days and hung out in the back room moping on rare days when teen angst … Continue reading

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A-Hem

Did I sleep last night?  I tossed and turned, writing sentences and paragraphs in my head until I fell into a close-eyed state resembling sleep.  How was I going to end the story of the bridal boutique?  Was it time … Continue reading

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When Seagulls Recline at Table

As much as I try to remember all the details of my job at the wedding boutique, there are days when searches through my papers and my memory come up short and empty.  Sometimes it seems like it didn’t really … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule Gloves

Bay and Carleen were victorious at The Bridal Bazaar.  They gave away all their bags of goodies and talked up hundreds of brides-to-be.  The phone rang and the appointment book filled up.  The vacuum cleaner broke for the last time … Continue reading

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The Bridal Bazaar

It’s that time of year…show time.  Home shows, flower shows, and of course, bridal shows.  Like indoor county fairs, these gatherings are often coordinated by professional event planners and sold to vendors as an opportunity to showcase their products and … Continue reading

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Three Little Words

I could go on and on with my first impressions of The White Sarcophagus, but I won’t belabor things.  Bay Bracken hired me to work a few hours and she said she would pay me a few dollars.  Since I … Continue reading

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Mossy Mary and the Bridal Barge

In the last decade, I’d like to think I’ve become less interested in shopping. Mostly confined to farmers’ markets and antique shops, my urge to peruse and consume is diminished. For many reasons, I’ve tried to redefine myself as any … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet’s Mummy

January thaw over, we’re back in an Arctic weather pattern here in New England.  Sub-zero and single digits are the norm, bringing lots of crying and counting of days until spring on social medial platforms. I try not to complain … Continue reading

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