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Nov 13

Alternate Susan — Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen       I waited on Derek’s doorstep for him. It was kind of a Bo thing to do, but I’d brought a dozen sunflowers rather than a dead bat. I figured he’d be home by six, but he must have been working late, because it was nearly eight before his Ford pulled …

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Sep 18

Alternate Susan — Chapter Ten

Chapter Ten       When I saw the swath of destruction, I wished I had ditched work, even if it meant getting fired. The mesquite tree out front was still intact, but someone had kicked over all Zoë’s pots of succulents. It looked as though the major league of vandals had taken baseball bats …

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Jul 24

Alternate Susan — Chapter Four

Chapter Four It wasn’t until after I’d gone outside that Miles spoke. I hoped it meant that he hadn’t been eavesdropping. “Miss Susan!” “Miles?” I cast around, but didn’t see him anywhere. Moths flickered around the copper porch light, the ordinary brown kind, not the magical iridescent ones. “Where are you?” For an answer, he …

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Jul 17

Alternate Susan — Chapter Three

  Chapter Three    Maggie’s car still wasn’t parked by her trailer. Most likely, it meant that she wasn’t home. Or maybe it had broken down and she’d hitchhiked back? Hope springs eternal, so I let myself into her trailer again. No Maggie. It was starting to smell like a shallow grave, and my unhappy …

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