Olivia

Here’s a wild notion, Bart, one that I’ll offer you for free: DON’T HAVE AN AFFAIR THAT IS 95% TALKING ABOUT YOUR WIFE. I mean, obviously that intel is part of what Cathy is after, but come on dude. Bart also isn’t really catching onto any of this like he could be. Let’s see, this…

Cathy and Bart

Hi everyone! Apologies for the unexpected hiatus, I had the flu a few weeks ago and it threw things off for much longer than it warranted. So now: Bart. You know what always makes for a strong relationship foundation? Revenge. Also, being a complete asshole. (Bart) Here’s the thing, y’all: I think I hate Bart….

Carrie

This is going to be a sad one, y’all. Carrie and Alex are madly in love, and Carrie is really truly happy for maybe the first time. She has their whole lives together planned out–and then one night Cathy wakes up to find Carrie sitting silently in her bedroom, staring out the window. Alex has…

Cathy Hires a Lawyer

Y’all, let’s talk about Carrie. Carrie is wonderful and I wish we could have stories where she survives too. (Ahem) Carrie compares herself so endlessly to Cathy, which would be an empty endeavor even without things like her height getting in the way. She’s beautiful and clever and takes such good care of Jory, and…

Character Spotlight: Paul Sheffield 

Let’s take a moment from our story to concentrate a bit on one particular individual. A certain adult gentleman who has made several, shall we say, MISGUIDED life choices. I’m speaking of course about Dr. Paul Scott Sheffield. We’ve learned some things about Dr. Paul, and I think this information is supposed to be the…

Farewell to Julian

Toes wrapped up, Cathy heads back to her apartment with the help of Chris, only to discover that it’s been totally torn apart. Art ruined, clothing cut up…they even smashed the ring Paul had given her. Chris promises to give Cathy bigger and better things, but she really just wants to sleep. Understandable. Chris wants…

Story of a Marriage

You know what’s a great idea? A really good, sensible, great idea? Marrying a man you can’t really stand before verifying any of the negative information you were just given about your previous fiance. Oh wait, no, what I meant was CATHERINE THIS IS THE WORST IDEA YET. That’s right, friends, Cathy just married Julian….

Oh Mandy

Everything is going pretty well for Cathy, isn’t it? She’s engaged, she’s becoming more and more famous as a dancer, she’s plotting some pretty elaborate revenge… So naturally it all has to go awry. The company’s practice schedule has really ramped up in anticipation of their trip to London. Cathy is starting (STARTING) to despise…

Just Choose Cathy, Cathy.

Previously on Petals on the Wind: The remaining Dollanganger siblings fled Foxworth Hall and ended up living up with Dr. Paul “I don’t know what boundaries are” Sheffield. Chris is going to be a doctor and spends a lot of time mooning over Cathy, Carrie was sent to boarding school because that was a smart…

New York New York

Cathy’s in New York! And it’s freezing! She made Julian a scarf! He is actually pretty touched about it, so let’s all take this moment to like Julian. Moment’s over. They go immediately to Madame’s Zolta’s office, where she’s rude to Julian about his comings and goings and dubious about Cathy’s talents. She interrogates Cathy about…

Birthdays and Visits

Well, hey there everybody! A quick note about upcoming posts: Finishing up the Petals recaps is taking top priority. I will not be doing the Christopher’s Diary stuff until after Petals is through. SO. It’s Paul’s birthday, which means that Cathy is overexerting herself trying to make it perfect, since our girl never met a…

If There Be Thorns: A Lifetime Movie Easter Event

You guys. Did you see this? Did you SEE this movie? What a wacky ride this one was. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it much on the blog as of yet, but If There Be Thorns is my least favorite of the Dollanganger series. It’s just so…hard? Much like with My Sweet Audrina, it’s tough…