Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 18

Read Posy’s previous chapter here The story continues: St. Faith’s School, Surrey June 1953 I was awake early and lay in bed thinking about yesterday;s events. I hardly needed to touch myself, the very thought of the French girl in a brown overalls, Wellington boots and rubber gauntlets, humping the heavy kitchen bins, ending the day with her hair full of vegetable peelings, her face … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 18

Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 17

The story continues. Read about how Delphine and Belinda made an unauthorised trip to London in Chapter 16 by Posy here “You are really going to have to learn to curtsy properly Trudy.” I walked round her as she stood on the carpet before my desk shaking with nerves, and adjusted her dress, her frilly apron. I ran my fingers over her chin. “You are … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter 17

Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter One

ST. FAITH’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – JULY 1959 She walked into my study without bothering to knock, or rather swept in.  It was five years since I had seen her but there was no mistaking Delphine de Lotbiniere. She had blossomed into a woman of elegance and beauty as I always knew she would.  She radiated the confidence of a woman who thought the world … Continue reading Delphine’s Schooldays – Chapter One

Bog Standard

1. We came down the escalator and turned towards the exit from the shopping centre when he grabbed my arm and steered me towards the gender-neutral toilet with the baby changing facility. He pushed me inside and locked the door. “We can’t” I protested, “not in here there are too many people about.” But he was already fumbling with his belt, and, as he unzipped … Continue reading Bog Standard