Wednesday, August 20, 2014

l'amour, part 70

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy of seventy-eight

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quietly slipping out of bed,

so as not to awaken albertine

who was sleeping on the twin bed

on the other side

of the nightstand,

celeste made her way

to the window

looking down on the square.

a lone figure was seated

at a table

outside the little cafe.




Friday, August 15, 2014

l'amour, part 69

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part sixty-nine of seventy-eight

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turning back down the beach, leonie suddenly thought -


maybe i could just stay out here until dawn - after all, it is not so cold -




part 70


Thursday, August 14, 2014

l'amour, part 68

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part sixty-eight of seventy-eight

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why had leonie not thought

to ask jean-louis

when celeste and her aunt would return?

they would probably not be back until the following night

- after all, they were staying this night

with the intent of visiting the aunt's publisher for lunch in the afternoon.

but even to know this might give leonie a little courage

in facing cousin berthe.

ah, what was the use!

leonie despaired.





part 69


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

l'amour, part 67

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part sixty-seven of seventy-eight

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on reaching the beach leonie's resolve faltered once again.

now that the embarrassment she had felt with jean-louis was gone, the thought of facing cousin berthe overwhelmed her.

surely she could have stayed a bit longer at the table with jean-louis, perhaps had another cup of tea and another scone.

they had actually been quite good.

and she could have asked him questions!

part 68


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

l'amour, part 66

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part sixty-six of seventy-eight

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good heavens,

thought jean-louis,

as he watched leonie disappear

into the darkness of the lane,

what was that all about?

he did not consider mentioning the curious incident

to albertine or celeste when they returned.

if the young woman -

what was her name ? -

chose to tell celeste about it

that was their affair.




part 67


Thursday, August 7, 2014

l'amour, part 65

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part sixty-five of seventy-eight

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moonlight filtered dimly

through the darkening clouds.

as leonie began her walk homeward.

the trees mocked her

as she passed.

she sensed jean-louis closing the front door behind her.

when she reached the end of the lane,

she glanced backward.

all the lights in the house were off.




part 66