Chapter 23: Retying – second part

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved¬† And there he was, in her bedroom door, lecturing her. She sat on her bed, looking up at him, her hands in her lap, listening to every word. She felt guilty and scared and fascinated because, along with the anger in his voice, she could hear […]

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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 5: Initial Pattern

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved Within two weeks, Grace, Julian, Ellen and the others from that initial group had class schedules and were standing in front of strangers teaching them basic or intermediate American English. There were enough teachers to make smaller classes–usually ten, sometimes twelve–and assign their hours according to […]

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Chapter 3: That First Class

(C) 2011 by Metta Anderson – All Rights Reserved “I don’t know how many of us were in that reception area at first. It was crowded in part because of its smallness and also because it has a tiny cafeteria and everyone wanted coffee,” Grace continued. She had gone to her kitchen for a Coke […]

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