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Two novellas of love and obsession


Jill Morrison


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In the Shade of Horses

Copyright © 2013 by Jill Morrison

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A man walked out of a burnished sun setting on jigsaw mountains behind the house. He said, “You must be the nurse.”

Squinting against the molten light, Vivian Littel tried to see his face, but he was all silhouette—tall, tapered from shoulders to hips. Hatless. She nodded, shading her eyes.

He gave his name as Todd Stiers, wiped his hands with a towel and thrust one toward her to shake. The sun waned, sucked behind the hills. Now Vivian could see sandy hair, skin crazed by sun, the beginnings of a paunch, how old—thirty-five? Luminous blue eyes. Vivian noticed his denim shirt and blue jeans, not cowboy boots as she might expect. Instead he wore thongs and his feet and jeans were smudged with black.

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