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Can I Keep It, Chapter 8

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Egypt “The Dragonlord,” said Farida. “Yes,” said Vereoria. “The real, actual Dragonlord.” The three of them were making their way back from the embassy. David hadn’t known that each city in the world apparently had an embassy to the Dragonlords, and apparently neither did most individuals. Shades of Dan Brown in the whole thing, as … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 8

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 7

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Italy “Please,” David said, his voice weak, little more than a rasp. “No more.” “No?” purred Vereoria, her eyes twinkling. “This is too much for you? How about… this?” He tried to fend her off. But the ordeal was too much. “How can you do something like this?” “It’s only the sixth course. You need … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 7

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 6

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Before you ask, the commissioner really liked the idea of a chapter that went in this direction. But before you complain to him, so did I. The Alps “Motherfucking cuntwaffles.” David stared at Farida for a moment, mind trying to get hold of that particular litany of curses, while she fiddled with her phone. “Oh … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 6

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 5

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France The four of them sat on the bus. It was going to be a very long ride. There were not many other people on the bus, and they’d managed to snag two pairs of chairs right next to one another. The morning had been the usual flurry of activity as they packed up their … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 5

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 4

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Spain David woke up, which was quite to his surprise. Even more surprising was that nothing hurt. Diffuse light streamed in through a window. The distant sound of waves crashing against the shore filled the air with a comfortable rush. Under normal circumstances, he would have taken the time to slowly awaken to the day. … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 4

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 3

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England It was about 6 AM when David woke up. A light dusting of snow had fallen across the lot where they had bivouacked during the night. It was little more than a dusting of frost on the leaves, but the cold was enough to make him huddle down under the sleeping bag. Farida had … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 3

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 2

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Germany David opened his eyes, as the airplane touched down. Farida lay in the chair next to him, halfway onto his lap because of the small chairs. Her soft brown skin pressed against his side pleasantly in the chill air, and her dark hair lay across his chest. She was also heavy, and his right … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 2

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Can I Keep It, Chapter 1

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This started out as a relatively short commission for a dear friend, who was inspired by a dream. It spread out into a substantial piece of work, and weighs in at 8 chapters; I’ll be posting them one-by-one over the course of the next month or so, every Tuesday and Saturday. Enjoy!   The young … Continue reading Can I Keep It, Chapter 1

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