Vicki Abelson’s 30 Day Writing Challenge #7 – Secrets – Day 6


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Day 6 of Vicki’s WC7 – Secrets…

I’ve got a secret… see? Right here… *holding out cupped hands and lifting one thumb*

Technically, it’s not “fucking for grades” if the professor isn’t one of your current instructors, right?  I mean, at the time we were “wrinkling the Wamsuttas”, the good (Good? Who are we kidding… she was fucking fantastic!) professor was no longer in a position to influence my grades.

Freshman year… spring term… my psych professor from first term had barely passed me… so it only made sense that, once I was no longer in her class, I should go after her like a greyhound after the rabbit, right?  Hey, this college thing was still new to me… how was I to know something like that was frowned upon?

Okay, okay… I knew… we both knew… exactly what we were doing and the morality of it. I can sit here and try to rationalize it, but I have a feeling you wouldn’t let me get away with that.

So, no excuses… I make my confession… and another secret is out.


Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw

12 September 2013

(Writing under a large mushroom, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest)


About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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