Behind the white picket fence and well-maintained lawn a middle-eyed housewife peaks out of her laced curtains…can you see her?
With dirty dishes piled in the sink, laundry waiting to be folded and an office cluttered with notebooks, pictures, a stick my dog chewed to threads, and packages that should have gone in the mail yesterday, I know I need tear myself away from my computer but Alice Goddard, the heroine in my new novel, will not let me. Oh, poor Alice! Still playing the “I’ve got it all together” act. When will she take off her plastic smile and tear down her carefully constructed walls? At least she has Beth, her long time friend, and a wonderful polyester blue dress that looks like it came straight off the set of Alice in Wonderland—the original version. Pairing it with a pair of chocolate brown clogs, she’s sure to turn heads down at the local truck stop. Nothing like bussing tables to make a woman feel sexy!
Ah! But don’t give up yet, Alice. Things are bound to turn around! Who knows, Mr. Steckleberg may opt for the plaid uniforms next year! Stylin!