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  1. Public Bookmark 5

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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?

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    29 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 9

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    Therese Belivet flees the shadows of her youth, seeking a new life. The shifting America of 1962 is rife with opportunities for such rebirth. She's paid her dues; the hard-won Master's Degree and Teaching Credential top her resume. The twenty-two-year-old needs a chance, a break. Might a high-school English department head be her ray of light? Carol Aird of New York Public School District #3 has a discerning eye for talent and character; she seeks both at the New York State Teachers Employment Fair.

    Can a true, forever love blossom in an ordinary school setting?

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    21 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    Therese has just ended her relationship with Richard, and Carol questions if Therese was ever interested in men before, but is she ready to share her world?.
    TW: minor show of DV in chapter One.

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    10 Apr 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 9

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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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    07 Feb 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 47

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    Maybe seeing me again is as inconsequential to her as running in to an acquaintance from high school. After all, it was such a brief relationship, not even a relationship at all, just a—a thing. And when I was reckless enough to tell her that I loved her? Radio silence. No reciprocity. Over the past three years, I’ve come to the conclusion that all the intensity of emotion was one-sided, and Therese was just a straight girl who got caught up in the illicit thrill of being pursued by an older woman...

     

    This is my take on the "Therese never went to the Oak Room" prompt, but make it a modern AU. Tell me if it's working for you. I'm feeling rusty.

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    07 Feb 2022