"Willow's Tail"

 

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"Willow's Tail"

"What a wicked turn of events,” Martha scowled as her black cat Willow strutted into the room flicking her tail. “And what makes you so happy?”...
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Martha‘s brow furrowed at the sound of the door bell. She placed her nearly cold tea down on the side table. “Was there no chance for a relaxing...
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"Willow's Tail" 3

Martha placed Willow's breakfast bowl down near her and went back to her seat at the table. Willow kept her eyes on the visitor as she lowered her...
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Martha slid a sideways glance at Perfidia as they walked the two blocks to the market. Perfidia was wearing a brilliant yellow sundress and a big...
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"Willow's Tail" 5

Perfidia finally caught up with her hat and grabbed it away from the dancing wind. She put it back on her head just as that wayward wind suddenly...
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The door bell rang as Perfidia was passing the front door, not seeing Martha nearby she shrugged and opened it, and promptly froze. “Mr. Appleton?”...
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Martha stepped out into her herb garden and let the quiet of the day settle around her and since Perfidia had taken Mr. Appleton to his rehab this...
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"Willow's Tail" 8

Perfidia walked into the parlor after helping Mr. Appleton back to his room and gave a tired smile to Martha. Martha didn’t return it. “Cat step on...
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"Willow's Tail" 9

While Martha and Perfidia drew designs in the tea leaves at the bottom of their teacups with their slim spoons Willow jumped down from the stool and...
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"Willow's Tail" 10

They returned to Martha’s house and Mr. Appleton, who should have been tired from his busy day and full French meal, seemed to have gotten a new...
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"Willow's Tail" 11

The potted orchid bulb had the tiniest of sprouts peaking through the soil but Perfidia wasn’t encouraged. “This isn’t going to win any contest." "...
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"Willow's Tail" 12

Roger gave Martha a grateful smile when she placed a bracing cup of tea in front of him but Martha didn’t return it. “Are you ready to tell us what...
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"Willow's Tail" 13

Willow’s eyes glowed, she circled once and walked towards the delphiniums. “I think she wants you to follow her,” Perfidia chuckled, “just like that...
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"Willow's Tail" 14

The tea was poured and Willow had her treat. “Okay Martha you’ve stalled long enough.” Perfidia nodded to the letter lying on the kitchen counter. “I...
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"Willow's Tail" 15

The silver sport car hobbled over to the side of the road; the unexpected deflation of all four tires was a nasty deterrent but it would not delay...
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"Willow's Tail" 16

Perfidia walked down the stairs but hearing voices coming from the kitchen she stopped to listen.One of those voices had her hovering in indecision...
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"Willow's Tail" 17

“How do you know where I live?” Perfidia asked the purple suited, delivery man with venom in her tone. “The poor delivery man’s eyes widened with...
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"Willow's Tail" 18

Willow had wanted to follow that meddlesome cat and find its lair and its human, but her human was making her enter this ridiculous contest, and she...
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"Willow's Tail" 19

“I still have to enter that contest Perfidia,” Martha reminded her as they stood at the funnel cake stand and Perfidia ordered one of the powdered...
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"Willow's Tail" 20

Martha stood by the window in Perfidia’s kitchen staring out at the vibrant garden bathed in morning sunlight. A gentle summer breeze tickled the...
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"Willow's Tail" 21

“Okay, try this one,” Martha said hopefully, pouring the tea into the tasting cup in front of Perfidia. "You know I love tea but Martha my taste buds...
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"Willow's Tail" 22

Perfidia walked over and looked at the card with her name on it sitting by Gloria’s entry. “Did you switch them?” she asked Gloria, but not with...
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"Willow's Tail" 23

Martha stepped into the bedroom as the memories rose up like lit paper causing a brush fire of emotions she didn’t want to feel. That long ago summer...
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"Willow's Tail" 24

Perfidia placed a small plate of scrambled eggs in front of Willow and the cat licked her hand. She froze, unsure what it meant. She’d never had a...
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"Willow's Tail" 25

Perfidia stared at Jon’s retreating figure with apprehension. “What if his pet cat is that midnight menace?” “We’ll find out soon enough if it is.”...
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Willow's Tail" 26

Perfidia slammed the cabinet door and placed the dinner dishes on the table with a thud. “You’re going to regret that if you break your fine china,”...
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"Willow's Tail" 27

Perfidia walked quickly towards the pet contest’s building, she didn’t want to miss seeing Willow take the trophy but it had taken her longer than...
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“Hello Martha.” Dillon’s smile widened as he approached her and Martha’s heart slammed in her chest. He was their nemesis? “I can’t believe it’s you...
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