Shawna knew a few girls who had sent themselves a bouquet of flowers before, just to perk themselves up and keep everyone at the office guessing.
She liked to go a step further and send herself double bouquets: one each from competing suitors she had invented — a father/son pair vying for her affection, each with a distinct and deviant set of preferences, both determined to make her the sole heiress of their family fortune and enlist her help in a dastardly plot to murder the other. What no one saw coming was that she was about to kill one off and introduce a third character, the secret twin brother, a dashing mute who would stop at nothing to win her soul.
She works in finance. No one suspects a thing.
Reading back over childhood journals, Rae was struck by three recurring themes:
1. Detailed attention to (bordering on obsession with) the outfit choices of self and others
2. A plaintive longing for more occasions involving cake
3. An intense desire to compete in the Showcase Showdown on The Price Is Right
One — OK, at least two — of those still rings true.