Chapter 17: A New Loom?

(C) 2001 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  Grace sat at the diningroom table at her mother’s, in Tucson, looking at the sunlight pouring through a livingroom window a few feet away. She could hear her mother’s staccato footsteps in the hallway, moving between the guest bathroom and the master bedroom. Arabella was going […]

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Chapter 16: Tangle and Stretch

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  Grace see-sawed between being in love with Julian and getting anxious that he was leaving while wanting him to leave. She pushed into another corner of her mind (“out of sight, but. . .” yeah, well, you know the rest) some other feelings she wanted to […]

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Chapter 15: Just a few Weeks

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  Those few weeks they were together were pleasurable and tense in equal measure. Julian more or less moved in, but spent time with his family and with other people. He and Grace went out to movies or dinner, but it quietly annoyed her that she ended […]

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Chapter 14: When the Design first emerged

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  “I don’t believe this!” Grace exclaimed, incredulous, hanging up the intercom in her kitchen. “Believe what?” asked Emma Blake, turning away from the sink where she’d washed a couple of dishes. “The doorman said it was Julian Pardo, for me.” “The guy you’ve been telling me about? […]

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Chapter 13: Dark Design

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved Stevie Nicks’ voice in the smoky air in the seedy bar in Tucson. Fleetwood Mac’s most recent number one record filling the space around them. On the dance floor, Julian and Grace move mostly around themselves. He holds her closely, eyes closed, lost, guiding and trusting […]

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Chapter 12: Holding onto Threads

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  Julian and Grace shared a similar problem–they were both analytical, they both had high expectations for their lives and they both got caught up in unexpected situations that enmeshed them even as they tried to keep their distances. Julian’s solution, which he considered temporary, was to […]

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Chapter 11: Spaces Between the Threads

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  Except for a short and disastrous reunion in 1971, Grace and Julian didn’t see each other until the summer of 1976. Each pursued what they understood would be their careers into a bright and secure future. That they were unprepared for what followed came as a […]

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Chapter 10: Trying to Find the Design

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved  It was the middle of July 1970, one of the long weekends to celebrate Colombia’s Independence Day. Grace sat at the diningroom table with her diaries, going through them in the hope of finding something that would make her feel that she was accomplishing a goal. Or maybe […]

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Chapter 9: Pretty Bows

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved Grace didn’t see Eduardo for a few weeks, but then he called and they went to a movie at the Libertador, the nine o’clock show. It was after 11 when they got out and took a taxi back to Grace’s. She invited him in for a […]

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Chapter 8: Stretching and Tangling

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved To Grace’s friends and family, she was living an exotic life in a foreign country. Her letters were full of anecdotes featuring streets with strange names and people with unusual names and a real jet set night life. Her mother especially understood her daughter’s life in Bogotá […]

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