No Surprise

that the Villain would 
win a match a that was 
one against two. No 
surprise that he would
box the group into 
submission. No surprise 
that they would tear 
his shirt off. No surprise
that he would collapse
where Death had been
keeping the seat warm.

— Linebreak
 — forthcoming, No Surprises
 — (Penguin, 2018)

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