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Go!

24 votes, average: 4.58 out of 524 votes, average: 4.58 out of 524 votes, average: 4.58 out of 524 votes, average: 4.58 out of 524 votes, average: 4.58 out of 5 (24 votes) (4.58)

“You’re from around here?”

The gorgeous bartender’s surprise was a bit understandable, since it was safe to say this ski resort didn’t necessarily cater to the ‘dying northern Maine mill town’ demographic.

“Oh, ayuh.” I nod in the affirmative.

“Whereabouts?” she asks, as I put my ID back in my wallet. The little plastic rectangle still has a tangible chill.

Seems like a silly question, but it’s not unreasonable for her to assume that the address on my driver’s license isn’t current.

“Castle Rock.” I say with a straight face.

She pauses for a moment. Clearly this girl has read her some Steven King.

“C’mon…..really- where are you from?”

“Cabot Cove?”

She didn’t say anything right away, but her eyes lit up.

“Jessica Oba-san?” she finally asks me excitedly.

“I’m sorry- what?”

“Oh…I’m sorry….” she gushed enthusiastically. “It’s just that we used to get Murder She Wrote on TV when I was growing up. Except in Japanese, it was called The Case Files of Jessica Oba-san. I used to love watching that show.”

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Eighth Tail

47 votes, average: 4.68 out of 547 votes, average: 4.68 out of 547 votes, average: 4.68 out of 547 votes, average: 4.68 out of 547 votes, average: 4.68 out of 5 (47 votes) (4.68)

We all know the classic stories. Boy meets girl. A man goes on a journey. A stranger comes to town. An ancient near demi god takes in a human man. Wait maybe not that last one. But the last one is this story. Can Kaori find joy in the company of others again?

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