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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Callie’s Checkbook--by Linda Kozar


This is an excerpt from a story I wrote years ago. Each checkbook entry is a milestone in the character's life.

Check #1183  8/30/93 Maison d’Paris $1,500.00
The sales lady with painted on brows threw a pleasant smile her way. “Thank you for choosing the Maison d’Paris for your wedding needs.”
Callie brushed a stray lock of hair away from her face and smiled. “Oh, you’re welcome.”
Jolene giggled and grabbed Callie’s arm. “I can’t believe it. You’re finally getting married.”
She grimaced and closed her checkbook. “I can’t believe I spent that much on a wedding gown. A dress that’s just gonna be used one time.”
“You hope.”
Callie tapped her on the shoulder playfully. “Now that’s a positive thing to say.”
“Well, I don’t know what you’re complaining about. I just paid $250 for a bridesmaid gown that I’ll probably only wear once.”
“What do you mean? Those dresses are beautiful. And—and I picked them out with you girls in mind. So you could wear them again at other occasions.”
Jolene examined her nails, then picked at one as if she’d found a flaw. “Wear them again?” She laughed. “There aren’t too many places I go where crushed purple velvet is in fashion. In fact, when you get all of us maids together in one place, we’re gonna look like a cluster of grapes.”
“Oh you! Just wait till you get married.”
“Are you kidding? I can’t wait till it’s my chance to run all my friends through this. I’m gonna pick out the most obnoxious gown I can find and make all of you buy it and model it down the aisle. That’ll be my revenge for all the hideous creations I’ve had to purchase and prance around in through the years.”

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