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April 2019


Raphael stood in the ballroom unsure of what to do. Marcus, her friend asked for her hand to dance and she went with him to the dance floor. It was a waltz and before she knew what was happening, they had completed the dance. He was very friendly with her and brought her back to her mother who was acting as her chaperone. Raphael wanted to go back home. She longed to go back to her world of books. They were her best companion these days. * * * * “Did you try talking to him? Did he promise to call on you tomorrow?”, her friend Daisy prodded her after Marcus had left. Daisy was a wallflower like her. They had been out for four seasons now and both of them had not been able to catch husbands. This year’s season was coming to an end and if they both…