Thursday, August 11, 2011


John and Donna were the first ones at the cemetery. They watched Frankie drop Sharlene off, and waited for her to approach the grave.

"I'm glad you decided to come," John told his ex-wife.

"You asked me to." She shrugged. "You said it was for Gregory. Hello, Donna."

"Hello, Sharlene."

She looked from John to Donna, her face momentarily unreadable. And then, just before stepping aside, Sharlene said, "The two of you look good together. Sure took you long enough."

"No, I — " Donna began. "We're not — "

But Sharlene had already walked away to place a bouquet of wildflowers at the base of her son's headstone.

John's lips twitched. "I don't think Sharlene meant to insult you."

"I wasn't insulted," Donna insisted. "I just didn't want her getting the wrong idea. On the other hand, the fact that she's so obviously jealous of..."

Who said Sharlene is jealous?"
"Why else would she mention it?"


On the first anniversary of Gregory's death, John invites Sharlene, Donna, Alice, Allie, Steven, Jen, GQ and Sarah to the cemetery, leading to heated confrontations, ruffled feathers, tearful confessions, reconciliations, and a revealed secret or two.

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