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The One Thing I Can Never Tell Julie

By Laura Blackwell
Oct 24, 2018 · 3,972 words · 15 minutes

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From the author: Nicole and Julie have been friends for years, and they seem inseparable...but when a strange presence invades their knitting group, everything starts to change.


One cool Tuesday evening in June, Julie and I walked into Three Little Knittens to find Marie-Grace arranging Filipino bakery cookies, ever so carefully, with a napkin-wrapped hand. Across the room, nerdy Bill hunched awkwardly over four knitting needles and a swath of red-orange wool. He gave us an unaccustomed grin. On the edge of the chair next to him, dividing wide-eyed attention between Bill’s handiwork and Marie-Grace’s cookie mosaic, perched a thin woman.

The new person looked so...

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