Heart of the City – Chapter 5

Another man walked by and Charlie’s brother left us to go greet him. With a hesitant breath, Charlie’s eyes searched the room before he looked back down at Hazel. She could tell there were some feelings of unease he was trying his best to hide. “I’m sorry.” He sighed, running one hand through his greased […]

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Heart of the City – Chapter 4

“Alan, I never ask for anything off!” Hazel protested, throwing her hands up in the air. It was true. In the four years she’d been working at Barney’s, the only day she’d taken off was for one of her final exams. TWO YEARS AGO. Her co-workers took time off left and right, but she couldn’t […]

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Heart of the City – Chapter 3

Charlie: Hey Beautiful Hazel: Hey! Charlie: How was work? Hazel: So long. I’m just glad it’s over. I have tomorrow off. Hazel: Are you still on set? Charlie: Nope. I’m at your door. Buzz me in? Hazel’s eyes grew wide as she re-read the text. At her door? She was nowhere near ready to have […]

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Heart of The City: Chapter 2

“Hazel? Your manager needs you back down in men’s.”   Lola, the cosmetics manager called out to her. It was almost closing time and whenever the department was slow, Hazel would take the time to check out the makeup counters. It was one of her favorite pass-times, looking through all of the lipsticks and bronzers. […]

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