A day in the life of Daria Dembrowski by Greta McKennan

What a day! In the space of twenty-four hours I learned that my client’s will was stolen, handled a mortuary urn containing the remains of a man who died in a house fire, cobbled together an eighteenth century gown for a crotchety old lady, met a grad student at the...

A day in the life of Colbie Summers by Kathy Krevat

Good morning! I’m Colbie Summers, owner of Meowio Batali Gourmet Cat Food. I just spent two hours cooking my Chicken and Sage Sauté for my cat customers. I like to get it done and air out the kitchen before my father and son wake up, because they both object to the...

A day in the life of Matilda Wilde by Sharon Pape

Hello there – I’m Matilda Wilde, but folks just call me Tilly. Since the accident that took the lives of my older sister, Morgana, and my mother, Bronwen, I’ve become the matriarch of the Wilde family. Not that we’re much of a family anymore. It’s only my dear...

A day in the life of Sue Patrick by Lane Stone

Hi there, I’m taking a break sanitizing the dog crates in what we at Buckingham Pet Palace call our Sleepover Suites, to write to you. Sure, I’m one of the co-owners but we all pitch in and do what needs to be done. Right now, what needs to be done is sitting on the...

A day in the life of Dodie O’Dell by Suzanne Trauth

It’s winter in Etonville, New Jersey, and I, Dodie O’Dell, restaurant manager extraordinaire, along with everyone else in town, is slipping and sliding on the ice and snow. While most people in the northeast would be content to spend their evenings before a roaring...