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Geri L. Bressler

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2012 Geri L. Bressler

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The pencil flowed over the rough surface of the paper, forming arcs and lines that gradually revealed a summer garden in bloom below the window. The gladioli were particularly difficult; the sweep and curl of the petals, and the complicated shading they created as they overlapped, required intense concentration.

Betsy leaned forward in the window seat to compare the blooms on her page to their real counterpart in the backyard. The gladioli still weren't right. She huffed out a sigh and bent to erase the top few flowers of the stalk, pushing her long brown hair behind her ear with one hand to move it out of her way. The insistent ring of the telephone registered vaguely as she worked to duplicate nature's wonder.

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