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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    21 Feb '13 21:041 edit
    A pale yellow and green butterfly flitted past her hair and landed on a daffodil.
    She regarded it and immediately it transported her back to her childhood when she
    lived on a farm with her parents raising cattle and horses. The noise of the traffic
    was drowned out by the memory of her father teaching her how to ride a horse
    while her mother baked bread in an oven heated by burning wood.

    Laughter now as the horse got faster led by her father running around the coral.
    The sun shone warm and strongly as her blonde braids bounced up and down in
    time with the horses trot. Montana, her home. Many years ago now. A different
    era altogether. Here she was now, aged 32 and her parents long since dead.

    Gone was the mass of blonde curls. Now her hair was long and straight and
    business black. No more the pretty dress either. Now she wore a dark grey
    don't mess with me business suit. Short jacket and a pencil skirt with a white
    blouse. No jewels did she wear and the bare minimum of make up.
    On her feet black uncomfortable looking shoes with 3 inch stiletto heels.

    We have to go now, her colleague said, touching her lightly on the shoulder.
    The judge is waiting. The green of the park gave way to ugly tall grey buildings
    that blocked the sunlight. The noise of her shoes accompanied the soft shuffle
    of her colleagues loafers. Esther Kelly prepared herself for the coming case.

    Blake Thornton and Kelly, of which she was the junior partner was a law firm
    in Boston for 22 years and had a fierce reputation. Kelly herself, despite only
    being a partner for the last 5 years had taken 494 cases and had only lost 8.

    Now her legal skills would be called upon again, this time to defend a millionaire
    surgeon facing a malpractice suit.



    ( More later...........if desired )
  2. Dublin Ireland
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    21 Feb '13 21:33
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I was going to say something rude..............



    as in I'd know what I'd like to implant, but no.

    I won't go any further with that.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    21 Feb '13 22:16
    Why didn't you enter that effort in the Prose Competition?
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    21 Feb '13 22:18
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody

    A pale yellow and green butterfly flitted past her hair and landed on a daffodil.
    She regarded it and immediately it transported her back to her childhood when she
    lived on a farm with her parents raising cattle and horses. The noise of the traffic
    was drowned out by the memory of her father teaching her how to ride a horse
    while her mother b ...[text shortened]... millionaire
    surgeon facing a malpractice suit.



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    Swedish Family. Dad had a distinguished military background.

    Blond Lady, obviously professional and athletic.

    Your contact began with hope; now, it's ashes you can't forget.

    Close?
  5. Standard memberapathist
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    22 Feb '13 00:00
    I have a hard time admiring poetry. Makes my eyes glaze.
  6. In your face
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    14 Apr '13 10:37
    She's aged 32 and been a partner in a law firm for 22 years? Did I misread something. Other than that, I enjoyed it 🙂
  7. Wat?
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    14 Apr '13 11:27
    Originally posted by Sicilian Sausage
    She's aged 32 and been a partner in a law firm for 22 years? Did I misread something. Other than that, I enjoyed it 🙂
    Read again!

    -m.
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    14 Apr '13 11:41
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    A pale yellow and green butterfly flitted past her hair and landed on a daffodil.
    She regarded it and immediately it transported her back to her childhood when she
    lived on a farm with her parents raising cattle and horses. The noise of the traffic
    was drowned out by the memory of her father teaching her how to ride a horse
    while her mother bak ...[text shortened]... millionaire
    surgeon facing a malpractice suit.



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    I hope the millionaire surgeon is: handsome, innocent, and an equestrian, this poor defender of millionaires deserves a break.
  9. Dublin Ireland
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    14 Apr '13 11:48
    Originally posted by kevcvs57
    I hope the millionaire surgeon is: handsome, innocent, and an equestrian, this poor defender of millionaires deserves a break.
    Poor defender of millionaires?

    May it please the court your honour,
    I am withdrawing from this case because of a dispute over fees.

    ( Gavel bang on desk ) Mr. longwoody. If there is a point of law
    then I shall be glad to hear about it in my chambers. But you
    cannot withdraw legal representation from your client simply
    because he disagrees with your billing.

    Your honour, I have a wife, six children, two mistresses,
    a bar man and his four children to put through college.
    I must have the money to maintain my lifestyle. 🙂

    Bollinger is not cheap you know.
  10. In your face
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    14 Apr '13 12:04
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Read again!

    -m.
    I've read it twice so..........

    NO!

    😠
  11. Dublin Ireland
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    14 Apr '13 12:10
    Originally posted by Sicilian Sausage
    I've read it twice so..........

    NO!

    😠
    She's only been there for 5 years.

    The law firm is 22 years old you silly sausage. 🙂
  12. In your face
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    14 Apr '13 12:22
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    She's only been there for 5 years.

    The law firm is 22 years old you silly sausage. 🙂
    Okay thanks.

    How is life with Luvox?
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Apr '13 13:063 edits
    Originally posted by Sicilian Sausage
    She's aged 32 and been a partner in a law firm for 22 years? Did I misread something. Other than that, I enjoyed it 🙂
    Yes, you misread it. She was junior partner in a law firm that has been "a law firm in Boston" for 22 years.

    "Blake Thornton and Kelly, of which she was the junior partner was a law firm
    in Boston for 22 years and had a fierce reputation. Kelly herself, despite only
    being a partner for the last 5 years had taken 494 cases and had only lost 8."

    She's been a partner for only the last 5 years, don't know how long she's worked for them before that. How long would it take to try 494 cases? I don't know, a long time, I'm guessing. 10 years? 15? More? Even a junior partner at 27 is quite an accomplishment. I might have made her 42, or at least upper 30's. Junior partner by 35-40 is much more common.



    *Granted, there should be a comma after "junior partner" (as well as after "5 years" ). Might make it more readable.

    ** Bah! Scooped!
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    14 Apr '13 13:21
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Yes, you misread it. She was junior partner in a law firm that has been "a law firm in Boston" for 22 years.

    "Blake Thornton and Kelly, of which she was the junior partner was a law firm
    in Boston for 22 years and had a fierce reputation. Kelly herself, despite only
    being a partner for the last 5 years had taken 494 cases and had only lost 8."

    She' ...[text shortened]... (as well as after "5 years" ). Might make it more readable.

    ** Bah! Scooped!
    "How long would it take to try 494 cases?"
    For the sake of an argument let's say you drank 2 beers each day from each case then it'd take 247 days, or about 8 months.
  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Apr '13 13:23
    Originally posted by Sicilian Sausage
    How is life with Luvox?
    I don't know the particulars, but if this was some sort of slam on him, it's not very funny.

    I was on Luvox for about a year (for PTSD) until I almost dislocated a co-worker's shoulder during an argument. Luckily, he didn't press the issue or I could have gotten fired. I was off work for about a month before I was cleared to come back to work. Needless to say, I was taken off Luvox.
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