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    A modern AU set in Edinburgh, Scotland. Expect a bit of a slow burn (and a rollercoaster of emotions). See an excerpt below:

    Suddenly, she came to the horrible realisation that this was it. She was really leaving, alone, her life condensed into a single backpack and a small suitcase, the only one she'd ever owned. She imagined Richard’s set lips and furrowed brow outside the window, his disapproving eyes watching her every move, watching her leave. She imagined him shrinking with the skyline until he became a tiny speck; a piece of dust she could blow away.

    York, Darlington, Newcastle, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Edinburgh... It was really happening, wasn't it? Therese fished frantically for the train ticket in her pocket. Edinburgh, single, one-way. There was no return from this.

    Language:
    English
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    63,984
    Chapters:
    13/29
    Comments:
    191
    Kudos:
    180
    Bookmarks:
    7
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    2864
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    Young Tybee Island business owner Therese Belivet finds a beautiful yet dazed stranger on the beach. Things get complicated quickly.

    Depression-era setting, 1933.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,623
    Chapters:
    9/20
    Comments:
    107
    Kudos:
    48
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    1206
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    Follows Carol and Therese and Peggy, Steve and Angie from May through December of 1956. Each chapter covers a month in their lives.

    October

    “I’m tired, Steve. Really, really tired.”

    “I know,” he replied, and Therese could tell he meant it. “I’ll buy you cotton candy, the sugar will keep you going.”

    “Steve.”

    “I saved the world, remember?”

    “You can’t just remind people that you saved the world every time you want something from them. You can’t play that card every time, it doesn’t work.”

    Carol has plans for the day, Steve wants to make them, Therese just wants a nap.

    Two unconventional families form an unbreakable bond. Tracing a friendship and a family through the years.

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    English
    Words:
    156,132
    Chapters:
    6/8
    Comments:
    117
    Kudos:
    105
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    3484
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    Life had never been easy for Carol Aird. She always seemed to be crashing from one part of her life to the next. It is now time to crash again, only this time in her free fall, she meets a waitress and aspiring photographer, Therese Belivet. Could she be caught this time? Or is she travelling too fast to survive impact?

    - This is basically my try at a Mystery take on Carol and Therese's story. Full of Lies, deceit, love and betrayal.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    64,946
    Chapters:
    24/?
    Comments:
    412
    Kudos:
    585
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    12018
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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?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    284,702
    Chapters:
    73/73
    Comments:
    4793
    Kudos:
    320
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    20000
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    How would the story continue if Therese didn't show up at the Oak Room in the end, and chose to follow a different path instead?  

    Will their love pass the tests and challenges of their time and prevail at the end?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    88,102
    Chapters:
    28/28
    Comments:
    679
    Kudos:
    584
    Bookmarks:
    25
    Hits:
    15870
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    When you can't bear to mess with your finest one-shot story, write a one-shot sequel.

    Enjoy with me, cry with me, and scream at me. I'm here to please and torture.

    Short story length.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,380
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    28
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    407
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    We've visited my mythical Plain County, Alabama, and its county seat, Sally, once in 1960, once in 1983, and four times in the present. Please accept my invitation to 1874. Let's visit the Civil War-widowed Carol Aird and her daughter's governess, Therese Belivet, at Miss Carol's plantation, Belle Aird. How might they fare in their ill-named era, Reconstruction?

    Please note that despite a 19th Century southern woman's marital status, she would affectionately, yet still respectfully, be addressed Miss Carol, Miss Therese, or Miss Abby by friends, neighbors, or servants.

    Also, this story takes place in a highly racist time and culture; the N-word flowed from most caucasian lips frequently without hesitation or guilt. I have a son-in-law and a granddaughter of color. I refuse to type said word; I'll work around it.

    This will be an excruciatingly slow burn. It is a difficult write, and I will take a lot of time with each chapter. Thanks in advance to those willing to linger patiently with me in the fields, streams, forests, and structures of Belle Aird.

    Novella length.

    Illustrated.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    27,938
    Chapters:
    12/12
    Comments:
    169
    Kudos:
    57
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1596
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    NY Times photographer Therese Belivet McElroy never imagined meeting her coworkers for drinks would dramatically alter her life's aperture setting.

    Short story length.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    51
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    848
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    Therese is a graduate literature student about to begin her last semester seminar, in which she will finally get to meet and work with Carol Ross, the secretive author who she's idolized for years. Two nights before her last-first day of class, she takes home a mysterious blonde who manages to drive her wild without even telling her her name. When class begins, Therese finds herself looking into the same icy eyes that had stared up at her from between her thighs just a few nights ago.

     

    A.k.a, Therese accidentally has sex with her idol and then has to figure out how to sit through class with her.

    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    23/23
    Comments:
    434
    Kudos:
    914
    Bookmarks:
    50
    Hits:
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    The day after Christmas, 1975, Therese Belivet returns to Sally, Alabama. She graduated from Sally State College in 1968 and moved to Birmingham. Therese rents a garage apartment from high school teacher Carol Aird. Therese claims to be searching for a different kind of life from the measurably successful one she'd carved out in Birmingham. But what is her real goal, something darker?

    Novella length

    Illustrated

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,808
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    157
    Kudos:
    42
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    1315
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    Sally State History Professor Dr. Carol Aird is three dates into a steamy relationship with a new Biochemistry Graduate Assistant, Genevieve Cranell. Date three is dinner with her best friend, Dr. Abby Gerhard, OB/GYN, and Abby's latest girlfriend, Therese Belivet. It's Abby and Therese's third as well. Coffee shop owner-manager Therese leaves the meal with not one but two hearts in her hands.

    Illustrated

    Novella length

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    29,081
    Chapters:
    13/13
    Comments:
    207
    Kudos:
    68
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    2250
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    Coven leader, Carol, has been single for too long. Aching with loneliness, she spontaneously turns a fascinating victim. Will this young woman make a proper mate? Can the newborn vampire adapt? More importantly, does the fledgling vampire even want this life in the darkness?

    Novella length

    Please note, I skipped a standard summary and any 'vampire' tags when originally posting Chapter 1. I tested the waters with the following teaser; the Chapter 1 comments beg context.

    I will add a summary later via edit. What do you think? This might be a one-and-done, a shorty of a few chapters, or who knows. Feedback, please.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    35,416
    Chapters:
    16/16
    Comments:
    195
    Kudos:
    113
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    3793
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    Recently divorced Carol Aird's New York atelier - and life - is finally running smoothly. That is until a new artist joins the school. Therese Belivet's hope of finally receiving the instruction she yearns for may soon come to fruition, but with more than she bargained for.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,841
    Chapters:
    2/24
    Comments:
    95
    Kudos:
    1535
    Bookmarks:
    104
    Hits:
    42002
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    Therese Belivet is recently unemployed, searching for her place in the big city. When an unexpected encounter with the glamorous Carol Aird flips Therese’s world upside down, Therese must come face to face with the reality of love. And its hardships.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,204
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    53
    Kudos:
    144
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    2866
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    carol and therese where carol is the red-lipped snow queen who therese is falling for and therese is the green-eyed elf that carol is desperately attracted to. alternate universe with inspiration from 'the devil wears prada'.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    20,210
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    63
    Kudos:
    126
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1457
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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?

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    50,838
    Chapters:
    20/20
    Comments:
    212
    Kudos:
    120
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    4511
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    A talented best-selling novelist strives to continue her low-key life in the town of her birth. Surrounded by a handful of protective friends and associates, yet lonely for love, she overworks to sedate the pain of her aching heart. A chance encounter with two less fortunate than she sets her world spinning.

    Novel length.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    46,593
    Chapters:
    23/23
    Comments:
    256
    Kudos:
    148
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    5960
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    Who knew leaving your journal in a random furniture shop would turn Therese's life upside down - in the best way possible.

    Or, Carol/The Price of Salt set in 2015. Therese is a college student and goes to Carol and Abby's furniture shop for inspiration for her finals project. Some events are from the movie, some are from the book, and some have been flipped around to play a better role.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,720
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    102
    Kudos:
    127
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    3179
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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?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    82,566
    Chapters:
    35/35
    Comments:
    1940
    Kudos:
    114
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    6331

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