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31 The Circus Is Coming

       “Honk, honk,” Steve McSwain taps his horn, but like the other vehicles around him, it doesn’t help. The traffic is not letting up and the GPS can’t find the satellite. He looks ahead, and although he is sitting taller than … Continue reading

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28 Chicago Dog

       The Argonauts finish setting the stage with the calliaphone in the center. Veronica sits at a stool behind it and powers it up. Like an electric kettle, bubble and hiss, it comes to life after five or so minutes. She … Continue reading

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25 Ace of Wands, Reversed

        “Let me see the card I gave you.” Bridget says.       Ethan reaches into the back pocket of his jeans, “this?” He pulls out a crumpled card.        “Wait. Flatten the card face down in your palm. Keep it that way and … Continue reading

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24 Thumb Print

“I’ve got chicken and steak next, so don’t fill up.” Comma announces. He places the chicken quarters on the center of the grill; they will take the longest. Phoebe sets two wine coolers down on the spool table for Tracy … Continue reading

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23 Wine Cooler

       “Should I put the chicken and steaks on?” Comma yells through the back door. No answer. He pulls an apron out of the power supply bay of one of the Mac towers and loops it over his head. It is … Continue reading

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22 Traverse

       Steve McSwain pulls up to the stoplight at the I-80 East ramp from the Oakland Port. The light is red; he pulls his phone out of his jacket pocket and texts his progress to the Vanilla Shed’s dispatcher. Warehouse workers … Continue reading

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21 Ace of Wands

       McSwain returns to the supervisor shack to refill his coffee cup. The supervisor sits at his desk and logs something on the computer terminal. Steve turns his back as he stirs the disposable foam cup with three sugars and two … Continue reading

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