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The Mural and the Cabinet, part 09 of 21

She jumped out of the bath, hastily threw on a robe, and rushed to the room where the portal-cabinet was stored, carrying a towel. She was overjoyed to see the portal still open as she entered the room.

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 08 of 21

Devi woke to find Tashni shaking him gently. “I’ve got your breakfast ready, miss,” she said. She couldn’t seem to understand that Devi was a boy... and today, anyway, Devi needed to be a girl for Zindla’s ceremony.

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TURNER OTDAY

Otday was on his own now in the adult world that, despite his parent’s exhortations for years, he hadn’t even begun to prepare himself for.

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COUNCIL MEETING

Will said, even more abruptly than was his wont, “Gale wills Gage to be her successor, Yew, and started training him half a tenner since without saying aught of the matter to him. I am in agreement. How bethink you of it?”

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PATRICK, GERALD AND THE FIREKEEPERS

“Oier, if Gerald does not do his share, I wish you to make him. Will and I do not mind if you hit him. If you hit him so hard he dies it doesn’t matter. Do you understand, Oier?”

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 06 of 21

Zindla liked having a little girl around, even if she was older than she looked, and used to be a boy. Seeing her cousins and other children who lived in the neighborhood, she’d sometimes regretted being an only child, and now she felt like she almost knew what it was like to have a little sister. Devi was so enthusiastic and curious about everything; having her around was like seeing everything for the first time.

Ignorance is No Excuse for Hating Someone Part 13

Haylee pours the feed she has for the horses. The temperature had dropped and she was outside in her winter gear feeding the animals. She spots John and Berry feeding the cows over near the other corral.

Haylee finishes feeding the horses and heads over towards John and Perry. She enjoys being out among her grandfather’s animals. She rides her four-wheeler over towards the animal feed and loads the trailer attached to her four-wheeler up with food. Afterward, she heads over towards the gate and head into the corral.

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 05 of 21

“Do you want me to show you how to sew?” Pasyala asked. “Or has your mother already shown you?”

 

“No,” Devi said at first. “Girls do sewing and knitting and stuff.” But then he reflected: People go into other worlds to learn valuable lessons and have adventures and stuff. The portal made me a girl, so maybe it wants me to learn about girl stuff before it will let me go home and be a boy again? “I guess I’m a girl now, so I can learn how to sew and stuff.”

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 14 of 14

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Chapter 14 - The Pinch

Paula the elder
"Are you our of your ever-lovin' mind?" cried Detective Matt Pierson.

"Hold on," I said.

Pulling out my smartphone I made a show of checking it.

"According to this, that's the twenty-seventh time someone has asked me that question today. Since I lost my mind some time ago I guess I must be out of it."

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 13 of 14

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Chapter 13 - The Sting

Paula the Elder
There's a saying that old age and treachery will triumph over youth and exuberance every time. It may even be true if my arthritis isn't acting up, but somehow I managed to talk the the detective into letting me come along when we watched the Sasquatch do his thing.

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 12 of 14

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Chapter 12 - The Shopping Chapter

Wednesday morning, 10AM at the mall
"Titia! What are you doing here? You're supposed to be asleep!"

"Ah, but my mystical powers over mythical beasts have changed all that."

"Come again?"

"Right here in the store in front of everybody?"

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 04 of 21

In the stories, kids who go through portals to other worlds need to learn something from it. Maybe there’s something I’m supposed to learn from being a little girl. And there’s definitely got to be something I’m supposed to do here, but I don’t know what yet.”

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 11 of 14

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Chapter 11 - Baiting the Trap

"Thanks for coming in early, you two. I know it's a pain when you work nights to have to talk with us daylight types."

"No problem, Brian. Besides, this is our last week on nights before we start working with Al to learn the job."

"That's true, but I still thank you for coming in, both of you."

"You're welcome. I assume we need to talk about a Sasquatch trap?"

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 10 of 14

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Chapter 10 - The Bar Crawl

"So, we didn't scare you off last week?" asked Chloe.

"Not when there's a chance the guy with the hands might be back."

"Hey! You gotta give the rest of us a fair chance this week, complained Raina.

"Besides, you told him you were flying to California or some such." Shelly smirked. "Don't think he'd buy that you're suddenly in love with him and flew back."

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 9 of 14

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Chapter 9 - The Dating Game

Titia
My phone started ringing, an unusual occurrence in my usually solitary life.

"Hey girlfriend!"

"Hey yourself, Paula.

"You survive the night back at work with Mom?"

"You wouldn't believe what happened!"

"With Mom around, I'd believe anything. More burglars? More cops? Any doctors involved this time?"

"It was a quiet night after we got promoted."

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 8 of 14

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Chapter 8 - Back to the Old Grind

Paula the Elder
"You ready to face the world again, Titus?"

"Reality sucks, partner. I don't want to be Titus, dammit. It was worth betting clobbered to be Titia for so long and to meet your family. Even if my family doesn't understand me, I do miss them."

"People can change, Titus. There's always a chance."

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 03 of 21

“Odd, though. You don’t look like you have a transformation spell on you. Or any kind of spell, really. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a transformation, but I think I’d recognize it. Must be some kind I’m not familiar with.”

Grandma on Guard - Chapter 7 of 14

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Chapter 7 - Dancing the Night Away

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Paula the Elder
"I can't do this! whined my houseguest.

"Then sit home and tend to your knitting. Your arm looks a lot better tonight."

"I'm not going to be playing basketball any time soon, but I did feed myself at lunch."

"That's progress. Just don't try to tango tonight."

"I'm not sure I want to try to dance at all."

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 5 of 14

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Chapter 5 - The Houseguest

Paula the elder
"Nice place you got here," I commented.

"It will do. You know how much we get paid for sitting around and watching TV all night."

"And knitting. Don't forget the knitting."

"At least I'll have a warm scarf by winter if I get tossed out of this place."

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 02 of 21

The moonlight from the window was falling directly on the gateway in the mural. But he couldn’t see the road and horse and buggy and the distant hills. Instead, he saw — a chair. A high-backed wooden chair, with red velvet cushions on the back and seat and arms, and to the left of that, part of what looked like a sofa or armchair.

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 4 of 14

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Chapter 4 - The Invalid

Paula
"You look all in, Titus," I said as we entered my little apartment. You get the shower first and I'll rustle us up something to eat, then we can crash. I should have been in bed hours ago."

"Me too. Just point the way."

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 3 of 14

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Chapter 3 - Some Quick Thinking

 
Paula
It's funny how white objects seem to fluoresce under the LED streetlamps they use around the warehouses. Standing there sweating in the warm summer night while listening to the other intruder moaning in the background, I could see the bright white bra around my partner Titus' chest like it was Day-Glo from my misspent youth. No black-light was needed, but there certainly was a surreal quality of the scene like that which had dominated so many parties when I was young and stupid.

Castle The Series - 0085 Jo, Jade, Alwydd, Brett, Russel, Gove, Alma

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JO’S (18) BABE SALLOW

For the three midwifes Knott’s presence had turned what could have been a difficult birthing into a normal first one.

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JADE (17) AND PHTHALEN (20)

Both Jade and Phthalen were nervous to begin with, but to his surprise she asked him, “Do you like me enough to marry me, so they won’t take my little boy away?”

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SPEARMINT (10) AND ALWYDD (8)

“If we are caught doing those sorts of things what will happen, Spearmint? I’m not unwilling, but my life for the first time is good here, and I don’t wish to mess it up right at the beginning.”

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NOT SAFE WITH CHILDREN

Gilla went to measure out the small dose that contained a merciful release for Gove, and a safer life for the young.

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 1 of 14

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Chapter 1 - Grandma On Guard

Paula
Call it what you want: night shift, night guard, night watch, graveyard shift, anchor watch if you're a naval type, it means you are awake while everybody sane in the world is sound asleep.

The Mural and the Cabinet, part 01 of 21

The person who used to own the house until she died was an artist. She’d painted murals in every room. Davey could hardly believe that Dad was planning to paint over the battle scene in the living room and the mural in his and Mom’s bedroom, which he hadn’t let any of the kids see. Davey’s big brother Carson had snuck in to see it, and he wouldn’t tell Davey or Amy what it was; he just snickered when they asked him about it.

Castle The Series - 0084 Morgelle, Council, Nigel & Aaron

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GOING HOME MORGELLE

Fritillary smiled at Morgelle and telt her, “I have maekt many mistakes in my life, but marrying Bistort was the best decision I ever maekt, and despite occasional dispute I haven’t for even one second regrettet it.”

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COUNCIL MEETING

“It is believt by the healers, as a result of information bringen by the newfolk, we can possibly end the fevers.”

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AARON AND NIGEL

Aaron said, “I will and need a protégé, a successor. It is important for the Folk I find one, and I have been seeking a long time. You are the first suitable person I have met, Nigel.”

The Price of Success


The Price of Success

Hunter Miller pulled his big Mercedes up to the front door of his 3-story mansion on Mulholland Drive. He left the engine running as he reflected on his 60 years. He was born in Texas to a couple of modest means. His dad was a mechanic and mom was a homemaker. They managed to take a vacation to Los Angeles, where Hunter saw Mulholland Drive for the first time. Hunter remembered whispering to himself, “I’m gonna live here someday.”

Castle The Series - 0076 A Good Trip, Nursing, Aaron, Council

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MID-AFTERNOON THE RETURN OF THE HORSES

“My gratitude, Leech. Yes, a good trip. My regards to Gale.”

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LATE AFTERNOON HONESTY AND BELLA

“The herbs are working, she’s nursing, Peter.”

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LATE AFTERNOON TILL EVE THE HERMIT AND HIS FAMILY

Torrent expressed gratitude to Peace and winked at Anvil who shrugged and said, “Girls learn it at the breast I’m sure.”

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PRODUCTS OF OUR TIMES

“Aaron never was easy to understand,” said Yew, and then he added, “May hap none of us are.”
Many of the Council looked at Yew quizzically at that and Thomas asked, “You thinking of becoming a hermit, Yew?” At that the entire Council laught. Other than Will, a less appropriate candidate than Yew to take Aaron’s place was difficult to envisage.

Invasion

You are bigots, not just your people, but all of the alliance’s peoples, no better than the invaders. Many of our spiritual leaders are mentally of one sex living in the body of the other, and over the centuries you have burnt many of them alive. To this day it is an offence under your law for them to even exist.

Castle The Series - 0075 Kathleen, Love Trees, Beatrix, Aaron

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MID-FORENOON KATHLEEN (45) AND RAYMOND (52)

“He’s just what I wanted, Mum, a dad, not an older brother trying to be a dad.”

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MID-FORENOON THE SPEEDING OF HAZEL

The Folk had no religion. They had The Way, which was a social philosophy not a religion.

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MIDDAY BEATRIX (43 nc), JACKDAW (35) AND THE BOYS

Beatrix put her arms berount him and said, “I know, Fergal. I understand. My life wasn’t good before I came here. I wanted children, but I couldn’t have any. Social Services said I was too old to adopt. But now I have all of you to take care of, all of you have us and a family, and the social workers can go and fu— Well, never you mind what they can go and do to themselves.”

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EARLY AFTERNOON AARON AND THE PREGNANT WOMEN

The women considered Aaron’s offer, and finally Zoë asked, “Why would you and your family do this for us?”
“Because that’s the Way of it, and none wishes you and your unbirtht to die,” replied Aaron.

Castle The Series - 0073 Growers, Reluctants, The Bet, Stacey

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AFTERNOON THE MEETING OF THE GROWERS CRAFT

“Over a third of the Folk have some connection to our craft.”

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LATE AFTERNOON MOVING THEM AWAY FROM THE KEEP

“Don’t make work for the healers. If you need to use a knife you use it to kill. Is that understandt?”

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BEFORE DINNER THE COUNCIL

“Gudrun was so pleast at taking a bottle off Will she rubt salt into his wounds by giving the stallion to Chris, since he was the only one who had been able to do aught with it she sayt it was in the interests of the Folk that she so doet. Xera says she already has the craftings of a song of it, and Will is still smarting a bit.”

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EVE STACEY (19) AND JUNIPER (21)

His mother knew he wished her to wife and was relieved to find he hadn’t been disappointed.

Castle The Series - 0072 Ivy, Lucinda, Iola, The Pregnant

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FORENOON IVY’S CHILDREN

Ivy said, “A big bosom helps,” and looking at her own she continued, “it sells more beer,” she explained kindly.

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MID-AFTERNOON AND DINNER LUCINDA (15)

Lucinda was reverting to the behaviour of a much younger child of ten or so Castle years.

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AFTERNOON IOLA (13) HAS SPAECH WITH MILLIGAN

Iola was settled by Milligan’s urbane manner, which unsettled most Folk, and telt him, “My name is Iola, and I am thirteen. I should like to learn to cook. I want to be an apprentice.”

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AFTERNOON BILLIE (18), JO (18) AND STACEY (19)

A hurried and chaste kiss followed. Juniper telt her, “I’ll be back after my duty.”

Castle The Series - 0071 Quartet, Retribution, Polecats, Gift

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VERY EARLY FORENOON REBECCA (66) AND THE QUARTET

“I stand correctet, we are a quartet. We are not two couples we are a marital coöperative.”

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EARLY FORENOON GIMLET AND LEECH

Leech twisted the knife to split the remaining skull bone, and the arrow was free.

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EARLY FORENOON NOT ONE IN TEN EXTRA POLECATS

The stallion screamed with rage, reared, turned and taekt the fence on the other side of the paddock flying.

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FORENOON SNIP

Brock put the kitten on the floor in front of Gift, who immediately lay on the floor on her stomach eye to eye with her and said, “Snip. Gift’s Snip. My Snip.”

Castle The Series - 0070 Lillian, Modesty, Vivienne, Ivy, Lilac

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LILLIAN (48) AND TUSSOCK (43)

His music was a reflection of the dubhachas that afflicted all her ethnic group from time to time which could be viciously self destructive to expatriates.

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MODESTY 42 AND THYME (45)

She had lived in four different communes since the age of eighteen.

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VIVIENNE (43) AND MINYET (45)

She was a plain and solidly built woman of generous bosom and even more substantial hips who had only ever admitted to herself it hurt to not be able to attract a man for anything other than a one night stand.

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EVE IVY AND HER RACONTEUR

Neither of us are young any longer, and I’m not a brood mare in her heatth seeking a stallion at stud.”

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LATE EVE JASMINE, LILAC, ASH AND BEECH

“That answers everything I think. I only have one question. Whom may I share a bed with at your mum’s?”

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LATE AFTERNOON 2ND QDAY HONESTY (32) AND PETER (41), BELLA (1l)

Both had expressed their hope Honesty was pregnant. “But to make sure,” Honesty telt Peter with mock anxiety, “it may be a good idea to try regularly.”

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EARLY EVE TO BEDTIME JUDITH AND STORM, MATILDA (65) EVAN (68)

“You don’t have to be in love to make love, but if you are it is infinitely better.”

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EVE JASMINE, LILAC, ASH AND BEECH SING - MINT

“We are just folk, Kevin, and your parents now."

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GLORIA 28 AND PEREGRINE (28)

Gloria wished to enjoy a man thiseve and Peregrine was available. If, as she expected, Peregrine asked her to marry him she would accept.

Castle The Series - 0065 Sérent & Dace, Opal, Spice & Vincent, Clarissa & Family, Diana & Gander, Alice & Alec

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AFTERNOON 2ND QUARTERDAY SÉRENT (13) AND DACE (48)

The Folk were not in the slightest concerned by their age difference.

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY OPAL (34), SPICE (32) AND VINCENT (45)

Opal continued, “I am sister to Spice, and we’ve agreement with Vincent.”

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AFTERNOON 2ND QDAY CLARISSA (26) AND GORSE (33) EAGLE (3) FROND (2l)

When Iris had mentioned breast feeding it had produced emotions in Clarissa she had no idea existed.

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AFTERNOON 2ND QDAY DIANA (36) AND GANDER (30) GYRE (7) TANIA (5)

Joseph was stunned by how little Diana wished in return.

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AFTERNOON PRE-AGREED APPEARANCES ALICE (55) AND ALEC (60)

“My name is Alec, and I’m a well digger,” the man said. “Where I come from the creation of a marriage is a more formal affair than it is on Castle. I suppose I want this so I feel I am a married man.”

Castle The Series - 0064 Heather & Family, Lilac & Agreäns, Ivy & David

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2ND QDAY HEATHER (30) JON (30) ANISE (14) HOLLY (9) GIFT (4) DIRK (7)

“Me Girl. Girl four. No mum. No dad. Girl steal food. Want mum. Want dad. Not know we thing. End.”

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY LILAC (15)

“I have thisday killt a man to protect myself. I don’t will to have to do it again, but no man is going to take me gainst my will.”

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY IVY (74) AND DAVID (73)

“What bethink you, David? A widow woman of parts is not a bad placement?”

A Grumpy Old Man’s Tale 15 More Medical Stories

An outsider who was a regular on Saturday night asked Pete, “May I try a glass of poteen?”

“Ask Pat, it’s his liquor,” replied Pete, “It’s not for sale.”

“Surely,” replied Pat. Put the price of a whiskey in the kid’s Christmas party collection box. Pour your man a glass, Pete.”

Castle The Series - 0062 Gimlet & Leech, Lark & Seth, Bruana & Noah, Mint & Kevin, Faith & Oak, Ellen

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ALL DAY SECOND QUARTERDAY GIMLET AND LEECH

Leech was wearing his distinctive twin-tailed, russet, vaire deep-hat and Gimlet hers of pure white ermine, the black tipped tail fluttering in the breeze behind her.

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY LARK (32) AND SETH (32)

“Let’s go home, Seth. The dance has servt its purpose, and there are more interesting things to do.”

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AFTERNOON 2ND QDAY BRUANA (42) AND NOAH (37) KIRSTY (12) SHIRLEY (10)

Shirley was weälgry and desperate for love and care, and she spent a very happy hour cuddled on Noah’s lap before bed time.

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY MINT (22) AND KEVIN (23)

Mint’s unnerving silences meant men didn’t try to have spaech with her a second time.

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AFTERNOON 2ND QDAY FAITH (53) AND OAK (35) LILLY (10) JASON (13) GEM (4)

Master smith, I should like you to consider me. For though I am nearly twenty years your elder I am accountet comely still.

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AFTERNOON SECOND QUARTERDAY ELLEN (80)

When Lilly asked, “May I sit next to you at lunch, Granny?” Ellen burst into tears.

Castle The Series - 0059 Lilac, Farsight, Rape, Janet

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PRE-DAWN SECOND QUARTERDAY LILAC (15)

“Look for a man,” he’d tell her. “Look close and hard. Most of them aren’t worth a damn. Find a good one, and don’t settle for anything less, no second bests. If he isn’t working and making good money walk away, Girl. You don’t need a pile of kids to rear with no money and just the memory of a waster. Find a good man, rear kids, be happy.”

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EARLY FORENOON FIREFLY (40) AND FARSIGHT (16)

“I like you, and given the opportunity I shall come to love you. I should like that opportunity.”

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EARLY FORENOON SECOND QUARTERDAY - RAPE

“It shall be done as you decree, Thomas, but it is a grim way to begin Quarterday,”

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BRAEKFAST - JANET AND BLACKDYKE

Vetch sighed with resignation, “Yes, Mum. What’s a vulture?”

Castle The Series - 0058 Axel's Family, Yvette, Farsight, Janet

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EVE DINNER DANCE TIMOTHY (41) & AXEL (40) NECTAR (12) WAVERLY (11)

Axel maekt up the bedtime story of The Astonishing Growth of Apprentice Founder Inch and the Shrinking Rule as he went along.

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EARLY EVE TO BEDTIME YVETTE (32) AND WHITEBEAR (32)

Whitebear wasn’t wasn’t as poor a dancer as he had led her to believe, he was much worse.

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EARLY EVE TO BEDTIME FIREFLY (40) AND FARSIGHT (16)

He was old enough to be affected by her obvious femininity, but not old enough to be able take it in his stride.

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AFTER DINNER TO BEDTIME JANET (63) AND BLACKDYKE (57)

“That was…,” she searched for words, but she knew of none more appropriate than, “That was wonderful.”

This Chapter brings us to the end of Day 3. Nextday is Quarterday.

Castle The Series - 0057 Erin, Josephine, Michelle

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DINNER DANCE TO BEDTIME ERIN (34) & NIGHTJAR (43)

Had he but known it, she was giving herself in return for that hug he had given her when she had needed it so much.

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DINNER DANCE TO BEDTIME JOSEPHINE (57) AND WELS (60)

In her opinion, senior management in all the schools she had taught at were, in her own words, “Politicly correct arse lickers, at best apologists for the pupils and at worst cynical career chasers, usually both.”

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DINNER DANCE & GRAILL MICHELLE (46) AND MUSK (50)

Michelle now understood why feeding your partner more than once was considered unseemly, it was far too close to making love in public.

Castle The Series - 0056 Gina, Patricia, The Squad, Hazel, Janet, Clary

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DINNER TO BEDTIME GINA AND JONAS

“I shall have to take care you are never in this situation with any strange women then shan’t I?”

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EVE PATRICIA (28) AND CHESTNUT (26)

Patricia blushed, a deep blush that went all the way down over her shoulders, and stuttered, “I’m not on duty. I came to see you.”

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DINNER THE PASSING OF HAZEL

Her last major act had been to assist the absorption into the Folk of most of the incomers, who would never now have the opportunity to know her.

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DINNER DANCE TO MID-EVE JANET (63) AND BLACKDYKE (57)

“You are beautiful. Isn’t she, Dad?” Clover said in awed tones.

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DINNER DANCE TO BEDTIME CLARY (40) & BRENDAN (48)

“Yes, I wish to be your wife, so if you agree I am.”

Castle The Series - 0055 Susan, Janet, Ginas’s Family, Judith

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LATE AFTERNOON PLACEMENTS SUSAN (33) AND KINGFISHER (32)

Susan was fiddling with her hair. She knew she was doing it, but she couldn’t stop herself.

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LATE AFTERNOON PRE-DINNER JANET

Attractive was a word she had never associated with herself before.

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BEFORE DINNER GINA (36) AND JONAS (38), RUTH (4), KILROY (5)

Ruth said to Gina, “I’m four, and I don’t like porridge.”

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DINNER TO BEDTIME JUDITH AND STORM

Matthew found no fault with the logic of sleeping and watching at the same time

Castle The Series - 0051 Gina, Janet, Gerald, Patrick, Craig

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LUNCH AND AFTERNOON GINA (36) AND JONAS (38) AND CHILDREN

Snowflake asked, “Are you going to have babes too, Mum?”

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AFTERNOON JANET

She smiled to herself, and spake the words aloud, “Janet Mistress brassière.”

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GERALD (55), PATRICK (51), TANSY (15) & CRAIG (23), BARRET (19), RYAN (17)

Tansy had admitted to her mum she loved Craig and had seduced him to make sure she had agreement with him before any other did and hoped she was pregnant.

Castle The Series - 0050 Erin, Eleanor, Elders

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AFTERNOON ERIN (34) AND NIGHTJAR (43)

“I have only shared a bed with two people before, one a man and the other a woman, and both derived pleasure from my pain both physical and mental.”

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AFTERNOON ELEANOR (32) AND WOAD (35)

Their love was a romance still spaken of and, much to his embarrassment, was the subject of several popular songs.

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MID-AFTERNOON ELDERS AND GRANDPARENTS

Rebecca hadn’t settled on a family, and said she would see what turned up.

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