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A professional marathon runner has a high-speed encounter with a bike messenger, and events pedal out of his control. NYC Midnight Short Story Competition 2020 Honorable Mention.

I put on my shoes and started running in place as I locked the door to Alice’s apartment, working up the energy for the 12 miles I was about to run. This was only my third time visiting this city, and I liked it well enough.

When I got down to the sidewalk I popped my earbuds in my ears, tightened the strings on my little running bag, and started off towards downtown…

Paul Harrison

Futureproofer, comedian… writer?

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