Category Archives: Miranda’s Imaginary Life

Happy after all

Page 83… in a fiction series Miranda greeted the man at the farmers market.  August was tourist season, a busy month on the island.  A gray haired woman sat sleeping in a folding chair, a scarf tied loosely around her head, the … Continue reading

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Drew’s other secret

Drew Becker was no stranger to loss. He got back to the boathouse late one night.  After getting an early start, he brought home a couple of nice trout.  His lines were set at the edge of the Mallard Point Club well before … Continue reading

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Drew’s secret

Page 81… in a fiction series Drew Becker had a secret. Drew lived in Charlevoix all his life.  After spending a year away at college, he longed for the water and the boats that cruised there.  An only child, he went to New York University to honor the memory of his parents who … Continue reading

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The scrapbook

Page 80… in a fiction series It should come as no surprise that when Manos proposed, Miranda accepted.  They were married one year after their first date– the night that #30 met his blushing bride. On that fateful evening , Miranda sensed that Manos was … Continue reading

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Castle reprise

Page 79… in a fiction series Miranda returned to the living room, goblets in hand, to find Dominic Manos stalking the perimeter, inspecting her artwork as if he were in a gallery.  He paused at a framed lithograph.  It was … Continue reading

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Pretty glass garden

Page 78… in a fiction series Miranda took the last sip of her Dewers and water.  Since the incident in Detroit, she cut back to two drinks a night, three on weekends.  It felt good to know that she could control her drinking without the help of … Continue reading

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Dominic Manos

Page 77… in a fiction series Dominic Manos took the last sip of his martini and handed the glass back to Hanna.  She was an excellent chef and an even better bar tender.  His yacht, the Atlantis, was brought up north ahead of schedule, … Continue reading

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Tick, tick, tick…

Page 76… in a fiction series A very bad thing was about to happen.  It’s not like fate dropped this on her head, that she was forced to make a poor decision.  What Miranda didn’t know that morning, didn’t realize as she slept quietly in … Continue reading

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Miranda and Drew

Page 75…  in a fiction series It was dark when Miranda and Drew left Jack’s Steakhouse and climbed the wooden steps of the old boathouse.  Beneath an open window, Lake Charlevoix danced against a moonlit sky.  It had been a wonderful ”first date”. … Continue reading

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Thirty dates in thirty days

Page 74… in a fiction series Miranda was ready to proceed with the next step of her plan.  With a stack of Crane Stationary announcement cards (ecru with an embossed Fleur-des-lis at the top) she began the arduous task of letting her potential … Continue reading

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