Ruminations de Plume

background_4x5Welcome to Place de Plume, my darlings.  I have just had it renovated with all the modern conveniences and mindsets.  Stay a while or just the night.  Take time to visit my dear friends J. Eyre and Supermom while you are here.  Whatever you do, however long you stay, all I ask is that you enjoy yourself because you are at Place de Plume and everyone is invited.

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Cold Toes, Warm Memories

I took the entire staff ice-skating today. I made the decision in a burst of holiday joy but decided I needed to follow through once the time came. It has been extra formidable outside and we had begun resembling caged rats in this place. It looked like battle lines were being drawn so I thought […]

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Frohe Truthahn Nacht

Remy didn’t care one way or the other about Thanksgiving. Since he never experienced it growing up, it simply was another day on the calendar for him. However, as it entailed a great quantity of food and wine, he was game to celebrate. My first Thanksgiving with Rémy was slightly more memorable than the others, […]

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Castle Call

His invitation came on the edges of a wind blowing in the opposite direction. Requesting my presence was merely a formality; I was powerless against his call. Halloween made me nervous enough, leaving Place de Plume was the last thing I wished to do when the sun set but I had no other choice. Clarice […]

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Structural Integrity

As it has been a while since last we spoke, I shan’t bother you for too long; after all, there are parades to be watched, friends to be entertained and drinks to be chilled. Instead of some tumid speech one way or the other about America, I ask you today to reflect on her. When I […]

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Naughty but Nice

“Oh!” I chirped as Chef smacked my hand with the back of a wooden spoon. “I don’t think you are supposed to do that.” I scold, rubbing the smacked spot. “There is no other way to get your hand out of that batter.” She said, not looking at me. “I just want a taste.” “These […]

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The First Fiasco

Its that time again, isn’t it? Time for that blasted holiday in which we pretend we are grateful for all the stuff we take for granted the rest of the year. Lord, what I wouldn’t give to get out of this annual fiasco. You would think being 143 would give me some leverage on the […]

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Hosting the Wicked

It sounded like a distant bell, the first crack did; no crackle or groan signaling damage, just a small ping followed by silence. I listen for the wind’s whistle to come through but hear none; something is blocking the hole on the other side. I try to make out its form in the dark; it […]

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Part 4 – Renascent

I returned to Place to Plume spent and road-weary. I ate enough to empty our larder twice. I could sense the Sophie’s propinquity, as if she was calling to me. I was more anxious than I had been in a while – see where asking questions gets you? The only details I knew for certain […]

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Part 3 – Architect

In spite of the fact that I was in the middle of a situation I knew nothing about – save for 1) understanding it had everything to do with me 2) my lover had lured me overseas with an item of clothing in the home of the lover who introduced us and intended to pass me […]

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Part 2 – Odyssey

My mother always clucked at me about going off half-cocked. I generally fall in love with an idea but don’t exactly think it all the way through, which explains many in my love life’s past. As I sat on the plane sipping as many mimosas as the stew could pour, it occurred to me I […]

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Part 1 – Cabal

Mes chères – it is so good to be back with you. I have missed you so and I do hope the feeling is somewhat returned. If you have a moment I will share with you the reason for my absence. Take a moment to fetch something cold to drink and find a comfortable spot […]

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Independently Minded

Happy 4th of July, my darlings in the United States!   To the rest of the world – Happy 4th of July – why not, right? You have it on your calendar too, don’t you? Have a drink on us. Hell, have several. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. From what do […]

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