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Valuable Curse

by caccy46

The young woman was a master at reading people through observation of minutae, tiny crumbs that led her to split second, accurate conclusions. Intuition had nothing whatsoever to do with it; her craft had been honed when early childhood robbed her suddenly, tragically, of one parent, leaving a mother only able to operate in shut-down mode. It became the young woman's means of survival; her protection from anything else valuable being stolen while she was unaware. Her uncanny ability to sum up situations in such thin slices sometimes frightened her because she was always waiting for another axe to fall. She never trusted her acquired strength. Ultimately, it led her to seek out men she knew would eventually sabotage her.

6S

caccy46, whose full catalog is here, is a mother of two who's been married for 32 years.

5 comments:

Joe said...

Wow, what a great story! This is so good on so many levels, I don't know where to begin. Love the killer last sentence at the end. Excellent work, Caroline!

Quin Browne said...

you never fail to pull me in, lead me along, slap me upside the head and leave me asking for more.

Anonymous said...

Thank you both!
Caroline Wells (caccy46)

Catherine said...

I really enjoyed this 6 - Cat

Anonymous said...

It ain't for sissy's.

Jeanette Cheezum