crazed with fever

june 2023
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Marshal Krouse (34 years), Lorelei (30 years)

narrated by: Lorelei

I decided now was the time to remodel The Red Mill; I hadn’t changed a single thing including staff since I took over the restaurant. Marshal wasn’t as interested in this venture, as it required a hefty $25,000 loan from start to finish. He wanted to be buying a new house at this point, and moving towards having a baby, but I’ve put all that on the backburner with my loan.

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this day is mine

january 2022
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Kenzie Goss (59 years), Tyler (57 years), Dean (13 years)

narrated by: Dean

I begged Mom for a junk car, we don’t use the parking spot by the alley. She parks her car in the garage, and Dad doesn’t ever leave the house unless we force it upon him. But that wasn’t what persuaded her, mostly I told her that it would give me a hobby and a focus so that I didn’t get into trouble as a teen, and learn real world experience for when I’m an adult. She was sold. She spends her life at DHS, helping people of all ages that have lost their way, or were down on their luck, and she’s all about staying out of trouble at this age.

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happily together

may 2021
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Marshal Krouse (32 years), Lorelei (28 years)

narrated by: Lorelei

Marshal tried being subtle, by encouraging me to visit Erin often, just so I could spend more time with baby Mallory. I wasn’t fooled on what he was trying to do, but I was happy to oblige, I do like spending time with my friend. But lately he has started asking when I might want to start a family, he gets big puppy eyes, and pouty lips. It’s all quite dear, for now. I imagine if he keeps it up for years, I might grow weary of it.

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Mister and Mrs. (Goss – Krouse Wedding)

october 2020
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Marshal Krouse (31 years), Lorelei Goss (27 years)

Her wedding day. It had seemed ages away, and for the past few months her Mom had hounded her to finalize all the details, constantly grating on her nerves. But now, as she looks herself over one last time as Lorelei Goss, she’s thankful that her Mom had known what to do when it came to planning the wedding.

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showering the bride

july 2020
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Kenzie Goss (57 years), Tyler (55 years), Dean (10 years)

narrated by: Kenzie

Tyler is working on another book, and so has chained himself to his computer. It’s always tense the last month before publication, with deadlines, and last minute tweaks. He is becoming a household name in the world of non-fiction parenting books, with his specialty on the role of step parents.

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trappings of love

february 2019
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Lorelei Goss (26 years), Luca Traver (24 years)

narrated by: Lorelei

My cousin Luca moved in with me when Colin moved out with Erin. He’s an easy guy to live with, especially now that his girlfriend hates my boyfriend. With that new development, he rarely ever sleeps in his own bed. I hate the drama, I can’t handle my best friend, Erin being friends with someone who hates me, and the fact that Luca is my cousin, just means that Nadia has to get a grip.

I had the brilliant idea to just force us all together and just push past it. Marshal wasn’t positive it would turn out well, but Luca agreed that it couldn’t hurt. With that mediocre reception, I set forth to throwing a dinner party for us. I forgot that Marshal can’t grill, so I had to do that for him. He was chagrined over his girlfriend cooking the meat, hopefully it inspires him to learn.

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paper mountains

may 2018
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Kenzie Goss (55 years), Tyler Goss (53 years), Dean Goss (9 years)

narrated by: Kenzie

It’s May, and school is beginning to wind down, for many parents it begins the discussion of what to do with the kids that are out of school for the summer while they work. I don’t have this issue as Tyler stays at home to work on his next big novel. It wasn’t until recent years that he started bringing a real income in, and now my career is peanuts to his. I say that if I didn’t love it so, I’d quit in a heartbeat and live the fat life with him. But I can’t even say that I truly love living the social worker life, all these years into it, and I feel jaded.

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