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Previously… for her latest assignment, Vera enters the convent to fill in for Sister Josephine, who has a secret. Readers voted for Vera to pick the lock to Sister Josephine’s desk drawer with hairpins from her habit.
The forbidden desk called to her. Given how insistent Sister Josephine was about restricting anyone from going into this particular piece of furniture, Vera knew what she had to do. But how was she going to open the lock? It’s not like this bare room gave her a lot of options (although she had about a dozen different habits in the closet at her disposal).
She scratched her head in frustration, and then it dawned on her. When she had put the habit on, she had secured her headpiece in place with hairpins. She pulled out one of the pins and began to straighten it, so it would fit in the lock.
Kneeling on the floor, she jammed the tiny metallic piece into the opening, twisting and turning to attempt to unsecure the drawer. Where was the nun formally known as Sister Josephine actually going this weekend? What was she hiding from her?
Vera was starting to get frustrated with the process, as the hairpin was not helping the drawer budge at all. She also wondered whether all of this noise was palpable outside of the chamber. Finally, after about twenty minutes of intense hairpin work, the drawer opened.
And right there on top was what Sister Josephine was hiding: a manuscript that with the title “My Life as a Loan Some Loaner” by Posey Temple.
“So she’s going with her real name,” muttered Vera aloud. Then, she looked around embarrassedly and realized that in her isolation, she had resorted to talking to herself. Maybe she did miss the company of humans, beyond those found in literature, after all.
Flipping through the binding of pages, she discovered that this was a tell-all about the Loan Some corporation, including Posey’s experiences and the secret of the organization. She was divulging everything.
“So much for being pious and just.”
Vera continued to dig through the drawer and found a Post-It with the address of New England Publications and tomorrow’s date and a time of 2 p.m. It looked like Posey was cashing in and pitching this manuscript as a book for print. She was going to ruin everything Loan Some was about. Suddenly, a nun at a topless bar was a much more appealing concept to Vera.
She had to tell someone. She could call Bruce Kitchen, but she didn’t want to alarm him. She could ring Cole for a second opinion, but she didn’t want to necessarily see him and come to terms with her recent feelings for him. Or, maybe she could dig through the desk and find Posey’s number and let her know the jig is up. Vote below on what will happen next or if reading by email click view poll.