***UPDATE – a slightly more polished and beautifully typeset version is part of the MORE LOVE book.

(made available to read online for free once-in-a-while or generally with a donation based password.)

[ a short story ]





Mademoiselle Republic had it all worked out for her. She’d become a ‘public’ woman, yet still remained a girl at heart. Free of most people’s sentimental restraints, she could immerse herself fully into the ‘people’s cause’, or in other words, causes of other people. To be sure – she belonged only to herself, that was without a doubt. And yet, everyone around her, each and every person she spent time with, could claim her to be their private possession, like a public property available for all – well, at least in their minds that was the case.

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