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The Wedding Guests

The first of the Paris-themed fiction short-stories that I competed for Camp Nanowrimo, July 2019.

The Wedding Guest
Anna looked past her husband of six weeks toward the mirrored bar. She wasn’t looking at the backlit bottles, the glowing marble bar or even the elegant bartenders in their white jackets. Anna Beaumont-Christie, actor, model, interior stylist…was looking at her own reflection. As l... Read more of this blog post »
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