Microcosm
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Microcosm

The Salesman

What’s the harm of a knock on the door in the afternoon?

Photo by wu yi on Unsplash

Flora Hampton always liked company. When her husband and two children went off to work and school respectively, the yawning emptiness of the house left her unnerved. She would busy herself in the kitchen, baking everything from bread to cakes to pies, while a radio droned on to cut through the blanket of nothingness there would have been…

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