Excerpt from the story:

Either get better at spinning a whopper or own up to whatever it is you think you’re hiding. Sweetheart, you blush too quickly to pull the wool over my eyes. Give up on acting; it’s not your gift.

I might have been hopeless at it, but character acting was her forte. During the years of her husband’s political career, she schemed up an alter ego named HAZEL DEGOOPS aka, didn’t even get out of public school. In real life this was true. She left school in grade 8 for a paying job so she could contribute to her family’s slim purse.

Hazel was a tireless door knocker, charming her way with humorous humility into the kitchens of her husband’s constituents where, incognito, she asked questions and respectfully listened to what her people needed from their elected representative.


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