Chapter 9 – Knock Knock, Who’s There? Your Hangover

Caroline and the loud stranger stumbled back to the Hotel Excelsior around two o’clock in the morning, flush with the excitement of the evening’s events, not to mention, seven or eight glasses of champagne.  Caroline tiptoed into Emma’s room and replaced the opal necklace she had lent to the stranger back on the bureau. The … More Chapter 9 – Knock Knock, Who’s There? Your Hangover

Chapter 8 – How to Steal a Man in Three Minutes

Caroline’s new loud friend strutted up the freshly shoveled pathway to the party at La Remise, Caroline a few feet behind.  The sturdy looking man at the door asked, “Names?” “Oh we won’t be on any public list, darling, we’re friends of Carl’s and he really didn’t want you-know-who finding out that he put two … More Chapter 8 – How to Steal a Man in Three Minutes

Chapter 7 – A Loud American in the Lobby Has No Clothes

Finally, the three women were reunited in Geneva.  They rented an SUV, nominated Clare to drive and buckled in.  After driving along the impeccably kept Autoroute Blanche for 15 minutes, a wash of serenity and excitement seeped into the car.  The quaint French music that nobody but Emma could understand began to melt away any … More Chapter 7 – A Loud American in the Lobby Has No Clothes

Chapter 6 – Send the Line Cutters to the Gallows

“When does your flight leave?” The man in line behind Clare finally exclaimed as a little white drop of spittle came flying out of his mouth and onto Clare’s ticket.  He was red-faced, pushing nearly every square inch of his body on Clare. “7:30 am,” Clare warned, seeing perfectly well that his flight wasn’t until … More Chapter 6 – Send the Line Cutters to the Gallows

Chapter 5 – Clare Gets Fired From Her Big, Important Job

At last.  An hour SEPTA ride, multiple days in line at security and seven hours in a sneezy plane and Clare and Caroline had finally arrived in Lisbon, Spain. They mosied out of the plane, leisurely looking at the shops they passed as their seatmates rushed by them.  They had nearly two hours before their … More Chapter 5 – Clare Gets Fired From Her Big, Important Job

Chapter 4 – Caroline Makes a Boyfriend Out of Every Man She Meets

Clare came flying out of the elevator expecting to find a steaming Caroline in her lobby at 17th and Arch. She’d kept Caroline waiting for at least 15 minutes. But Caroline was having a marvelous time regaling Clare’s doorman with stories of growing up in Manhattan and vacationing all over the world.  Caroline certainly didn’t … More Chapter 4 – Caroline Makes a Boyfriend Out of Every Man She Meets