Bette stepped closer to her. “There was no window, Carmen. Tina just…she just broke the door down.”
Bette nodded. “Yes. That’s her name. We are taking a break for the moment. […]
There was an envelope taped to the back of the frame. She grabbed it and sat the painting down. Her name was handwritten in flowing script on the front of it. Inside was a single s […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 27
Bette sat in a chair in her backyard that night, watching the light from the bottom of her pool reflect through the aqua-colored water. All the other lights w […]
Previously on Saturday…
Bette’s eyes were wide. “Really? Tina sent in the glam brigade?”
Caleb Durand smiled. “And what a brigade it is. We’re some of the best in the business.”
“I – – – I don’t know […]
from chapter 10:
“What happened in New York, Bette?” asked Sidney.
Bette didn’t reply. She had no idea what had happened with this Bette in this reality in New York.
Sidney’s voice cracked w […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 24
Bette stayed in the kitchen with Patricia Dean, Kit’s mother. Dylan was on a chair, helping her mix a cake. Patricia was giving both of them instruction as Bet […]
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The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 23
Tina closed the oven door before setting the timer. “Mom, 45 minutes, right?” she asked.
Her mother’s gray hair was pulled back into a ponytail and she wor […]
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But the Bette behind Sidney’s eyes didn’t respond to her apology. And so she spoke up. “I’m sorry!”
That Bette just stared at her, the dark brown eyes filled with fury. They were u […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 21
Bette was back in bed, curled up on her side, her back to the door. Tina slid into the bed, wrapping her arm around Bette’s waist.
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 20
Bette popped a piece of gum into her mouth before climbing into the elevator of Sidney’s building. James was on his way. As the elevator car ascended, Bette cou […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 19
Alice stopped by the hospital to visit with Sidney before heading home to rest. Guilt had been a motivating force for all them lately and Alice wasn’t imm […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 18
James was pacing in his office. The Porter Gallery was due to debut a featured showcase in 9 days and he couldn’t find either one of the gallery’s owners. The f […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 17
Tina had called her office and told them she’d be out for the day. Bette’s head had throbbed and she was sick to her stomach. Her belly had heaved until it was e […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 16
“Do you regret it? Do you regret coming over?”
Tina shook her head. “No”, she said softly. “Not at all.”
“What happens now?” ask […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 15
Alice was on her couch, leaning in, to kiss Tasha’s lips when her cell phone rang. She tried to ignore it, but it kept ringing. She glanced at the phone, che […]
Bette nodded. “Alice threw herself into her work. She hardly ever stops. Only to sleep. It helps her not to think.”
Dana replied, “Yes. You distanced yourself from everything. Like you close […]
The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 13
Dylan’s eyes lit up, long lashes framing his eyelids. “Auntie Bette!” He ran towards her, crushing her midsection in a warm hug. His head fell right at her bre […]
Bette’s eyes wrinkled. She most definitely remembered Tina’s ex-boyfriend, Eric Anderson.
“I’m sorry your marriage didn’t work out,” she said.
“I’m not. Things happen. It was a big relief […]
“I hope you don’t mind,” said Bette. “I ordered for you.”
Tina took another sip of her perfectly made coffee and stared at the woman in front of her.
Bette continued to babble; her […]