six MARGARET part 5

©2022 J.R. Schaefers

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After a painful period of personal accounting and critical self-review I slowly got my shit together. Dug forty folded Euros from the crevice behind the soap dispenser and smoothed the bills, counted them twice. Plugged the same half-inch niche with a foil-wrapped wad from my pocket and blew out the candle. A final volley of fireworks illuminated the rain coming down the hole in the roof. The drops flashed silver…

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