Their night in the mountain resort was one of innocence lost, but what surprised Amalia was how normal it felt to her; it wasn’t so much a change, but a realisation of how things should be, who she was as a woman and how great it felt to control and lose control at the same time. 128 more words
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Images of the sun setting over a vineyard fade away in one’s mind; so do those of the mountain peaks seen from a hotel room. It’s the sensations of some summer nights that cannot be swept away by storms over the years, because they find a special corner in a woman’s mind, sheltered as defining instants and melancholy triggers. 167 more words
Oona Goodin-Smith – “Poles Apart” – Monday through Saturday, nine to five, she works in the offices of Oakland University’s food service, but at the end of the day, instead of kicking off her shoes, she trades them in for a pair of stilettos, going to work as a pole dancing instructor.