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Bruce followed the lady in red as she stumbled toward the back of the restaurant. He noticed the back of her dress had a zipper that ran from the neck all the way to the bottom of the dress. It shifted slightly as she walked, like a snake, or maybe a river. She paused for a second, a little off balance, …

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The lady in red smiled at Bruce as he looked up from his phone. How much had she heard he wasn’t sure, but he was certain she heard the last of it and this bothered him. He always wanted to know more about a client than they did about him, but now she had a little sliver of info she …

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Ally closed the door to her hotel room and tried to walk away.  She took several steps, stopped, and looked back at the door.  She forced herself to keep walking.  She took three more steps and stopped.  She clenched her fists and relaxed them.  She did it again. Clench. Relax. Clinch. Relax. “You can do this you stupid son of …

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Bruce Willis didn’t like waiting, much less waiting on a new client.  He sat with his back to the wall in a lame, Polynesian themed restaurant at the bottom of the Milton Hotel. The place was dark and smoky and it reminded him of an old 70’s restaurant he had seen in a movie.  The smoke wasn’t from cigarettes though, it …

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Assistant manager Harry Gunderson walked away from the hotel bar holding a glass of wine in each hand.  It was 1 am Thursday morning so he had to walk past a bevy of drunken con goers on the way to his table. One of them, particularly inebriated, backed up his chair right as Harry walked past, bumping Harry in the …