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2 Becomes 1 · 3M ago

Chapter 58 / Snow Day & Chapter 59 / Filters

“Snow day!” Kathleen, on the phone, sounding as excited as her kids. “We’re all going to Jaime’s to snowshoe. We’ll pick you up on our way.”“Cool! Do you have room for Chloe in her crate?”“O...
2 Becomes 1 · 5M ago

56 / Family Owned 57/ Mole

“You went to Village Auto?” Annie stopped what she was doing and stared at Andrew.“Morbid curiosity,” he said. “Would the guy turn over a set of keys to me, or cut off my hands?”They were si...
2 Becomes 1 · 6M ago

Chapter 55 / Guilty

On TV, Six-pack got a minute and the Neanderthal got two, because of the punditry afterwar...
2 Becomes 1 · 8M ago

Chapter 54 / Gangsta's Paradise

“Can’t talk here.” Andrew stood, shrugging into his jacket. “Call you back in five.”“Don’t call anyone else.” “I’m telling Annie. The Observer won’t have it till Thursday. And Josh, from the...
2 Becomes 1 · 9M ago

Chapter 53 / Real News

“Sit in the back,” said Tony, nodding toward the booths farthest from the diner’s windows, and Andrew sat in the back, where he couldn’t watch the street, and the street couldn’t see him. Th...
2 Becomes 1 · 10M ago

Chapter 52 / Woodshed

Catherine was covering the newspaper this Sunday. “Hey, Annie, Andrew,” she said in a loud, cheerful voice, taking Chloe’s leash and giving them big, round eyes.   Ordinarily, the three coup...
2 Becomes 1 · 10M ago

Chapter 51 / Perspective

“Hey—”Chloe’s feet were on his chest. She was wearing her Christmas cool-dog jacket, from New York City, black Gortex with a sheepskin lining. She seemed happy to see him. Annie stood next t...
2 Becomes 1 · 11M ago

Chapter 50 / Wired

A three o’clock Andrew leaned against the stone post on one side of the staircase leading into the historic courthouse, hands in his pockets. He would give Bryan the length of one smoke befo...
2 Becomes 1 · 11M ago

Chapter 49 / Six-pack

Annie opened her eyes. First light, and Andrew was awake, she could tell, lying on his back; he was always awake now, whenever she woke up.  “Andrew . . .” “I’m here.” “I dreamed I couldn’t ...
2 Becomes 1 · 1Y ago

Chapter 48 / Sign Language

When she heard the shower start, Annie went into the bathroom and sat on the cover of the toilet seat, holding a clean bath towel for Andrew. As she found herself starting to curl over the t...