Millie was aware she had been crucial for her Boss’s success. As he didn’t reward her, didn’t even admit it, she took this year’s leave to prove her worth.
Her boss called her, frequently, digging for insights, but she, aware of what he was doing, (since she knew he couldn’t manage without her) would make a cryptic remarks, then claim she couldn’t hear him, and shut off the phone.She wouldn’t answer his calls for two or three days, then, repeat her performance.
This, of course, left Millie with nothing to do. She would go out every day, have lunch in a diner where she overheard all the secrets without effort.
Children whose fathers were not their father, people who died from ‘natural causes’ which were unnatural.The Town was or could be the venue for a horror movie.She avoided involvements and invitations. Besides her daily dose of scandal over lunch, she had her exercise program, her cooking, and internet study.She, as her daughter Margaret and husband, Sam, looked forward to Easter Break; to leaving this town and going back to reality.