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A new tale in the style of Louder, Illustrated and Edited by Areg5

Miranda Watkins is a businesswoman climbing the corporate ladder in her family-owned business, Watkins Cosmetics Inc. But she had a price to pay to achieve her position: she couldn’t be a proper mom to her 16 year old niece Lucia, who became orphaned after a mysterious accident 11 years ago claimed the lives of her parents. An accident that traumatized Miranda to such an extent she can’t remember much of her brother’s adulthood or anything about his wife.

Lucia is conflicted in her own way, as she struggles to remember pieces from a childhood she feels she never really had. Why can’t she remember anything about her parents? Who they really were? Why no one in her family answers her burning questions? She feels there is something off about her family, but she can’t tell what it is…

Meanwhile, Miranda is getting ready for the business that will define her role in the company and even the future of her family business. After connecting once more with Josh Wilford, a high placed executive at Heidegger’s Department Store…and her former fiancé, they have scheduled a business meeting to discuss a partnership between Watkins and Heidegger’s. Only business as usual, not something personal.

Feeling old and wanting to impress Josh after so many years, Miranda will ask her friend Diana Green for help in improving her appearance.


What they couldn’t imagine was that vanity and desire will have everlasting consequences.


Some of the characters in this comic were introduced in Poolside!  If you haven't read Poolside, all five parts of it can be found in the Free Comic Gallery!



Watkins Cosmetics, Inc. Part 1

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