Sunday, August 31, 2014

l'amour, part 75

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy-five of seventy-eight

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perhaps, thought leonie,

berthe has not yet realized

that i have been gone…

and i can slip back in without her being any the wiser…

i only need walk a little way

to be able to see if there any lights on in the house…

leonie forced herself to stand up

and begin walking down the beach.



part 76

Saturday, August 30, 2014

l'amour, part 74

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy-four of seventy-eight

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nothing

could now stop celeste

from putting her clothes on

and going down to the square.

once she made up her mind to do something,

she never backed down.

it would be weak to do so.

besides, was not albertine always running on

about how women should not be timid little mice?

celeste moved silently to the bureau

in which she had placed

her carefully folded clothes.




part 75

Friday, August 29, 2014

l'amour, part 73

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy-three of seventy-eight

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this is ridiculous, thought celeste,

as she looked down into the square where the young man -

somehow she assumed he was a young man, though obviously she could not see him clearly -

was seated by himself in front of the cafe,

which appeared to be closed -

why should i be afraid to go down into a street in the middle of paris,

late though it be?

celeste glanced back at the sleeping albertine.



part 74

Sunday, August 24, 2014

l'amour, part 72

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy-two of seventy-eight

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i should never be so foolish, thought celeste.

why is that that young man sitting there?...

surely the cafe is closed ...

he could be a murderer…




part 73

Saturday, August 23, 2014

l'amour, part 71

by gabrielle-jeanette perfidy

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

part seventy-one of seventy-eight

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part 72

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.




part 71