Category Archives: Vanity girl

A lovely and coveted flower

Page 34 in the series Before the Pirates Came* (Author’s note:  If the name Harry Stowe doesn’t ring a bell, you can read the backstory starting on Page 1, “Imaginary Princess… before the pirates came.”)   Miranda met Harry Stowe shortly after she married Brian Parker … Continue reading

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Powerless over alcohol

Page 30 in the series Before the Pirates Came* Lydia Ogletree told Miranda she had to stop drinking if she wanted the medication to work. Miranda felt like the lithium was working fine and that cutting back on her drinking … Continue reading

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Taking Lithium

Page 29 in the series Before the Pirates Came* Taking Lithium** was easy. After a few months on the medication, Miranda began to feel better. Lithium did not produce a particular noticeable effect, not a buzz or a high. Instead, … Continue reading

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Brian’s Song

Page 23 from the series Before the Pirates Came* Miranda quickly lost interest in campus parties with her boyfriend and his moronic drunken friends. His roommate’s claim to fame was that he could jam the cable box with a pair of … Continue reading

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Brian Parker Hall

 Page 22 from the series Before the Pirates Came*     Harry was not Miranda’s first husband. She was still in college when she met Brian Parker Hall. He was in town at a professional conference and stopped for dinner at Oliver’s on the River, the … Continue reading

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Getting High

Page 19 from the series Before the Pirates Came* They told her it was a rite of passage for anyone who lived on the dock.  Luke asked Miranda if she liked getting high, because that’s what she’d have to do if … Continue reading

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Sierra-Tango-Uniform-Delta

Page 18 from the series Before the Pirates Came* The next morning Miranda woke to the sound of a construction crew working outside her boat.  She was feeling depressed and groggy after her dream last night.  Ron had already emphasized the importance … Continue reading

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Habanera… an aria from the opera, Carmen

Page 17 from the series Before the Pirates Came*             Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain if it suits him not to come. Nothing helps, neither threat nor … Continue reading

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Larry, Curly, and Moe

Page 16 from the series Before the Pirates Came*   It was cold but clear when Miranda bumped into her neighbors on the dock the next morning. “Nice boat… So what do you call her?” Naming the boat was becoming an issue. … Continue reading

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Miranda’s Journal and the Seven Dwarfs

  Page 15 from the series Before the Pirates Came* So today, despite losing an engine and strong winds out of the south, it was a pretty good day.  I brought her into the dock at Charlevoix with the authority of … Continue reading

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