99: “Dave is gorgeous”

Jacklyn came over unexpectedly one night while Jemima was at home painting her toenails. She had chosen a sherbet orange colour that she wasn’t actually sure she liked very much, but she was trying to get in the summer mood. It was April, it was slightly less dreary than it had been for months, and […]

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64: “He’s keen”

Jemima met a guy. His name was Trent and she met him in line to get a burrito. He was very sweet. He told her he liked her boots and then spent the rest of the wait in the line chatting to her until he finally asked her for her number. Jemima normally didn’t give […]

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Chapter Ninety-Nine: “He’s just some white dude with dreadlocks in a kimono who breathes too loudly”

Jemima had told herself, quite firmly, that she was moving on from Noel. Now that she knew he was romantically interested in Sybil, she figured it was time. It was for the best. Their relationship had been confusing at best. She still couldn’t work out why he had invited her to a spa. A couple’s […]

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Chapter Eighty-Six: “I don’t care if music is helping her get over the death of her husband because it is killing me”

Jemima was beginning to suspect that she and Noel were not in fact in a complex and vague, yet loving relationship together. Their weekend away to Amanda’s engagement party had not provided the clarity she’d been hoping for. They hadn’t been out together since and it had been two weeks. They spoke at work, but […]

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Chapter Seventy-Nine: “What do I want to get drunk in a forest in the dead of the night for?”

Jemima’s high school friend Amanda was having an engagement party for herself in their home town of Birchwood. Jemima, who didn’t really want to go for several reasons, starting with the three-hour bus ride and ending with the guest list, which was comprised of her entire high school graduating class, was at least pleased that […]

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