PlumeNotes – When a Body Needs a Body

Hello Gentle Readers. I do hope this finds you well; in one piece, as it were – if so, you will be in the minority in this tale, I fear. This is the story of Frankenstein and the friends he made. It’s an unnerving tale; I trust you won’t come apart. Whatever you take from […]

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No Means What?

Dear Supermom I need your guidance. Every time I set foot on my kids’ campus, I am asked to run for some office or head a committee. I am flattered they want me for these jobs but I don’t know how many ways I can say “no.” I am not lazy; I just have a “filter […]

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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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Where’s the Love?

Supermom Help!  Today was the first day of school, and I forgot to post a picture of my kids on Facebook!  My newsfeed is full of smiling faces of little people in uniforms, and now my friends think I don’t love my kids! Lack of Documentation     Dear PhotoNoNo I can only assume that the […]

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Wash Me, Deadly

Even with my eyes open, I couldn’t testify in court that I was actually awake. Whatever bonding agent sleep used to seal them closed was getting harder to break.   The fog that had settled in my mind took its time clearing out.  I felt movement behind me.  Turning, I saw his sleeping form buried under […]

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Guest Be Gone

Dear Supermom I have a small vacation place upstate. We often have friends come visit for a few days while we are here. Recently, a friend of my husband’s called to say she and her daughter were coming up for a visit. The problem is I don’t really like the daughter very much – or […]

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PlumeNotes – Three Pieces of Work

  I do love a good tale of jaunty folks doing jaunty things.  Throw in some sinister clergy and a femme fatale who’s the perfect combination of cunning and diabolical and you have yourself a whopping good romp.  Multiply it by four and you have Alexandre Dumas’ incredible tale of The Three Musketeers (plus one). […]

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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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SMNaN – Science Faring

Here’s a fun fact about parenthood that the “How to Raise a Kid” books omit – sometimes, your children’s interests differ from yours. I had just gotten past the fact that neither Logan nor Tabby were willing to agree that Wham! was the single greatest musical duo of all time when they leapt into my […]

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