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Straws

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Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,812 / 5 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 745
Added to site: 2007.07.04
mnybks.net#: 17532
License: by-nc-nd
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wallet. His driver's license showed the right name, birthdate, and photo, but it had been issued by the State of North Carolina, and it listed an address he'd never heard of.

He scrubbed his face at the sink. It was him in the mirror, a tanned and healthy 56, hair mostly gray but still all there. He felt groggy, as if he'd woken prematurely. It was only the numbness, he thought, that kept the panic at bay.

If he didn't push, he found he knew the answers to some questions. He was due to clock out in an hour. When he left the parking lot he would go under the highway, turn left, and merge.

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He found his way to a battered white Toyota pickup in the employee section. The key in his pocket started the engine. He forced himself not to think too hard as he drove, taking the turns that seemed to have a certain inevitability. He wound up on a dirt road near someplace called Pittsboro, in front of a small brick house surrounded by high yellow grass, pines, and live oaks.

He parked next to a

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.08.04
Paulo Respighi
****.

A hard story to categorize about a musician who works at Wal-Mart. He has memories of a successful career, but are they of the future? or a different time line?

Pretty good description and characterization, considering how short it is.


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