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The Incomparable Mrs. McAllister:

A Short Story

By Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

Copyright © 2012 by Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

Smashwords Edition

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author.

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

Chapter One

Melinda glared at her parents as she stood in the opened doorway of their large bedroom.

Her mother, Jenny Arthur, was seated in front of a large marble vanity mirror that was pressed against the wall on the far side of the massive room. She held a cell phone in her left hand and a mascara brush in her right hand. She gazed at the phone for a few moments before she placed the device onto the table and applied the mascara to her eye.

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