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    Therese Belivet is recently unemployed, searching for her place in the big city. When an unexpected encounter with the glamorous Carol Aird flips Therese’s world upside down, Therese must come face to face with the reality of love. And its hardships.

    Language:
    English
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    6,877
    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    29
    Kudos:
    95
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    6
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    For over a century, two northern California farming families, the Airds and Belivets, have been at odds. They raised various crops over the decades, but both clans began to concentrate on growing and harvesting walnuts in the 1920s. Deadly gun violence haunted this feud in the 19th Century. Later, the weapons became words and societal backstabbing.

    Therese Belivet returns to the groves in 1967 to teach at the local high school. Low and behold, Carol Aird's daughter, Rindy, is in Therese's Honors English class. Will it be two cats in a burlap sack or a pair of lovelorn souls discovering romance among the Walnut groves?

    Language:
    English
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    43,355
    Chapters:
    15/?
    Comments:
    164
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    87
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    2977
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    “Therese was a puzzle that Carol wanted to solve, badly.”

    Language:
    English
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    8,437
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    60
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    679
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    After a break up,Therese Belivet stumbles upon a dominatrix website,where she’s introduced to Carol Aird. Fascinated by her,the two strike up a rather special relationship.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,755
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    184
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    4105
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    Following the events of the Oak Room, Carol runs into one Richard Semco on her way home from work one fateful evening.

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    English
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    1,210
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    63
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    495
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    A talented best-selling novelist strives to continue her low-key life in the town of her birth. Surrounded by a handful of protective friends and associates, yet lonely for love, she overworks to sedate the pain of her aching heart. A chance encounter with two less fortunate than she sets her world spinning.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    46,593
    Chapters:
    23/23
    Comments:
    252
    Kudos:
    134
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    5216
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    Who knew leaving your journal in a random furniture shop would turn Therese's life upside down - in the best way possible.

    Or, Carol/The Price of Salt set in 2015. Therese is a college student and goes to Carol and Abby's furniture shop for inspiration for her finals project. Some events are from the movie, some are from the book, and some have been flipped around to play a better role.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,720
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    102
    Kudos:
    115
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    2830
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    How would the story continue if Therese didn't show up at the Oak Room in the end, and chose to follow a different path instead?  

    Will their love pass the tests and challenges of their time and prevail at the end?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    67,641
    Chapters:
    22/?
    Comments:
    565
    Kudos:
    435
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    11473
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    I’d like to think of this as a throwback to Patricia Highsmith’s noir genre. What if two ordinary people, Therese Belivet and Carol Aird, found themselves embroiled in events spinning rapidly out of control? Who is to be trusted? What is to be believed? Can one of them actually trust her lover’s memories of the events?

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    English
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    82,566
    Chapters:
    35/35
    Comments:
    1938
    Kudos:
    105
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    5848
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    Carol inspired. -But naughtier.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    34,376
    Chapters:
    15/?
    Comments:
    85
    Kudos:
    303
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    6810
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    Comet 24 ricochets off asteroid Dirty Harry and strikes planet Carol.

    A riveting 24-hour crime drama and romance set in real-time, this story has twenty-four chapters representing one hour each.

    Note my scene breaks — dink-chug! dink-chug! dink-chug! dink-chug... — are representative of TV series 24's countdowns as were shown at beginnings, endings, scene changes, and commercial breaks — https://youtu.be/aqRtUwi3kv8

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    56,764
    Chapters:
    24/24
    Comments:
    202
    Kudos:
    36
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    2434
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    Therese is working in a small town coffee shop when she meets a bubbly young woman by the name of Rindy Aird. A relationship quickly develops between them and when Therese is brought in to a life of luxury by her new friend's family, she discovers she bit off much more than she could chew.

    This is set in the present day and explores a few uncomfortable and some familiar themes. It's a work in progress, so please let me know what you think.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    45,526
    Chapters:
    31/?
    Comments:
    596
    Kudos:
    396
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    12175
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    She asked once, how Abby met women.

    A smile curled across Abby’s face. “There are places… in the city. Beyond that, sometimes there’s just a way of looking at someone. The way they look back at you. A gaze that lingers a little too long.”

    Carol knew what Abby was alluding to. She’d experienced it countless times herself, with Abby, with other women. Sometimes unreciprocated, Carol left staring on her own, other times there was eye contact that lasted beyond simple acknowledgement. Carol had always chalked it up to pure admiration, though. And she’d never been compelled enough to act further, as much as she would’ve liked to. No, she wasn’t one to take chances, only pursuing sure bets.

    Until one day, she went to the store. Goddamn Frankenberg’s.

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    English
    Words:
    2,930
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    33
    Kudos:
    118
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1074
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    Carol Aird was certainly Therese’s friend. They’d met when Therese first started working at the advertising agency about a year prior. Carol worked in analytics, while Therese worked in creative. Their teams would meet up a couple of times a month, at most, but the first time the meeting happened, Therese and Carol sort of…hit it off. Therese couldn’t really explain it, but they’d just clicked, and that same night, Carol invited Therese (and, nicely, Dannie) out for drinks with her friends. Therese had barely noticed anyone else was at the bar besides Carol.

    Their timing, though, was never right.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,862
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    85
    Kudos:
    183
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1837
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    A desperate woman must elude two groups of pursuers: deadly foreign agents and her own pathetically deceived Federal and state law enforcement agencies. She needs to rest, heal, and refuel. Will a sleepy inn nestled among California’s ancient Sequoias provide respite? Can the lovely innkeeper mend this fugitive's shattered heart?

    Once again, I'm writing in third person limited from Therese’s perspective.

    Novella length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    19,110
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    79
    Kudos:
    60
    Hits:
    1653
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    The events from the book told in the tone of the film. Like most films adapted from novels, Carol (2015) left out a lot of plot and scenes from Highsmith's "The Price of Salt." This work is a collection of those original moments from the book rewritten as if they had all made it in the film. Deviates slightly from both the book and the screenplay to incorporate my thoughts in recreating these moments and the main plot. Hope you enjoy!

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    English
    Words:
    34,207
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    88
    Kudos:
    114
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    2424
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    Carol è una donna ricca, famosa e potente. La sua vita prosegue fra vizi e capricci nell'eterna ricerca di qualcosa che colmi la sua vita. Abby cerca di aiutarla ma l'amicizia non può bastare e l'incontro con due sorelle metterà in discussione tutte le certezze della bionda: Genevieve donna affermata dalla vita fin troppo responsabile e Therese giovane ragazza in cerca della sua strada tutta in salita

    Language:
    Italiano
    Words:
    40,966
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    20
    Hits:
    414
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    Carol is a rich, famous and powerful woman. Her life goes on between vices and whims in the eternal search for something that fills her life. Abby tries to help her but friendship is not enough and the meeting with two sisters will question all the certainties of the blonde: Genevieve woman affirmed by her life too responsible for her and Therese young girl looking for her whole path uphill

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    45,385
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    86
    Kudos:
    65
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    3173
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    Carol isn’t a stranger when it comes to parties. Therese has always been one.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    762
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    421
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    All her life, Therese has been told to share.

    Share this, share that. Sharing is caring and if you don’t share, you don’t care, and therefore, you are a terrible person. Share your toys with the other kids who will no doubt lose them or take them, only to break them when you ask politely if you can pretty please have them back. Share your pencils with the other kids in your group, all of whom have somehow neglected to bring their own.

    More humiliatingly, share your mother with her new stranger husband and her unborn child, whom she already evidently loves more than you.

    Now Therese, in her much more independent adult life, chooses to be greedier. And when Therese has an opportunity to fall wholly, maybe even irrevocably in love with one Carol Ross, and have those same feelings reciprocated, Therese takes it. She takes it all.

     

    This one’s mine.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,952
    Chapters:
    3/10
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    54
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    880

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