Thursday, April 21, 2011
Spinsters, Small Towns, and Friends
By Valetta Nibley
From ‘A Deadly Grind’ – Book 1 of Victoria Hamilton’s 'Vintage Kitchen Mystery' series.
If you only knew what I know about the people of Queensville… however, I am a pharmacist, and I can keep quiet. How long would I hold onto my job if I told everyone who gets their ED drugs from a certain mail order drug dispenser, or who blasted through their month’s supply of Oxycontin in a week? I may be nosy, and I may gossip, but I don’t tell half – or even a quarter – what I know about the townsfolk of Queensville.
So now Jaymie moons around town worrying Becca to death. It’s a good thing Becca lives in Canada and only gets down every few weeks, because from what I’ve seen, Jaymie is not even trying to get over Joel. She walks her little three-legged dog Hoppy past Heidi’s house, hoping against hope to ‘accidentally on purpose’ run into Joel. Girl needs to buck up!
I think she will eventually move on, she just needs something to distract her, something dramatic! Unfortunately, nothing much happens in this small town. Now, did I just jinx Queensville to a run of bad luck? I hope not; I love this town. Quiet is good, right?
Anywho, how do you feel about small towns… do you like them? Loathe them? Prefer the big city? Do you think people are snoopier in small towns??? I’m nosy by nature, so tell me!