At Dawn Came Love (Part IV)


She had a face like porcelain gently obscured with

puffed powder. Eyes always slanted down as if contact

would melt brick and dissolve the dirt beneath. The hat

was mandated so as not to tempt men with long hair.

Hat pins were the fashion, bustles as necessary as a

lace handkerchief in the brocade and bead handbag.


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