Mallory at the Movies

Mallory’s parents had preached the virtue of judicious risk-taking. Nothing ventured, nothing gained – but do look before you leap.

She inquired about strange foods and wore protective clothing and carried plenty of water – after which she tas

Old Enough to Know Better

“Yes, Monica, it’s a beautiful outfit.”

“Thank you. The sweater picks up my skin tone, don’t you think? And see? Look, the neckline picks up the shape of the hairdo, and the colors really punch up the slacks! And the other ones, too.”

Straight Ahead

She looked straight ahead, as she always did after he’d bared her bottom and pulled her waist tight.

She would undo her belt and undo the button, pause just a moment to swallow the sawdust, lower the zipper and let the pants crumple.

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