Stella has been in prison for offing her ex husband Larry. Laura is surprised yet appalled to find her nemesis standing on her door step a scant 2 years after going up the river.
It’s obvious Stella is as feisty and sarcastic as ever since her time “inside” Get ready for a battle of wits.
early Wednesday afternoon, a knock at our door signalled the end of my peace and quiet for the day. I rushed to the door to answer it “coming, keep your pants on!”
I opened it to see someone I never expected to lay eyes on again… “Stella?”
“Yes, I’m back.” She stood there smiling.
“What the…?” I replied. I really didn’t want to know the answer but you know I had to ask
. “Don’t say it Laura. I heard enough bad language in the clink.”
“… Which is where you’re supposed to be for the next 20 years or so. What are you doing? Did you escape? Should I be calling the police?”
“Cool your jets or as the kids these days say chill!”
To say that I was aghast and feeling a tad nauseous was an understatement. I just stood there with a deer in the headlights look not knowing what to say next.
Stella cleared her throat “don’t just stand there let me in and I’ll explain everything to you.”
“Listen Laura, there’s something not right about that woman in 207.”
I sighed and spoke “Myrna is a perfectly nice person who by the way objects to being bothered at 8 AM.”
Stella huffed indignantly “it’s a perfectly civilized our Laura. Why I was expected to be up a meeting at 6 AM every morning and then report to my workstation by 830 every day. Nothing wrong with getting down to business right away. “Do I need to remind you that this is not prison. Myrna is a elderly lady and likes to sleep in. by the way, she also informed me that you tried to trade units with her.” I was trying really hard to control my temper but Stella was making it really hard.
“Yes, I did. It was a perfectly harmless request after all, it was my unit before…”
“You went to jail yeah I know. You are also told not to bother the tenants. Myrna is a valued tenant. So don’t approach her about this again. Do you understand?”
“Clearly Laura. The decor in that apartment is disturbing to say the least. It’s like she’s a member of the occult or something.”
“She’s Wiccan. It’s her religion. Just like someone would practice Judaism or Christianity is no big deal.” A stated vehemently.
“Wiccan? Wait a minute! She’s a witch is and she? You’re harbouring a witch. Someone who asked spells and uses potions. Meanwhile you snub your nose at my criminal past.” Stella fumed
“what’s wrong Stella? Are you afraid she’s going to turn you into a toad?”
“Well, one has to be careful.” She uttered
“Stella what happened to the I’m going to chill and be Zen. Maybe you should go do some yoga and meditate or something.
“Don’t mock… Oh, I see what you did there. Well played Laura. Fine I’ll leave the broom rider alone.”