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like to tell you a story. It is different.
Story- and I dont know what it means
It seems important to me to tell you it is about to people and a terror
impossible decision that they found them
having to make
It concerns Francis Donaldson and now
EL meet you he'd, but first the community calendar.
This Tuesday evening the night fail football, boosters club will hold their meeting at the Applebee's that we're all pretty sure was achieved
he's just yesterday, but now
was an Applebee's, and
record show it has always been an Applebee's, even though we remember it as a chile's the subject.
This week's meeting will be the timing of football Games
All members agree are too long
I like football as much as the next guy said, handed
duty, whereas, but a wholesome.
The minutes of play us all the brow,
peaks and starting stopping we're busy people football
Take less time. The booster
club will be working on their new proposal to get games done in a kite fifteen. So ever
one can get home in time to watch the newest episode of Stop chef in which a group of contested
compete to prevent a chef from cooking Wednesday.
A is love day at dark our records owner, but
Don't win explained that after recent love focused vets, she wanted everyone to understand that love is a laugh.
Concept and she
wanted to highlight its absurdity by selling albums with songs that ruthlessly mock love.
Using subtle. Irony like, I will always love you
and eight no mountain high enough.
My former radio in Turn Maureen, who was in the store to and
holding hands with Michel agreed that love is stupid and funny and fun
and ridiculous and all encompassing and revitalizing,
then Michel said what
and Marine said what and then
both got embarrassed and asked me to leave Thursday
is the safety parade which these
secret police hold each year in order to highlight safety. Of course, no one is allowed to march in or attend the permitted for their own safety.
Secret police Mass got works on, we always says, was worth
biggest danger to you. Is you worth
right. I use a meeting a town hall to discuss the problem of entrances to other universes
the question of whether all of us even ended up in the right universe. After that all recent mix up,
There will be light snacks as well as blood tests and surprise interrogations about our version of history. In order to trip up intruders from parallel, universes attendance is mandatory,
This Saturday and Sunday the Brownstone stone spire will be offering powerful gifts in exchange for great sacrifices. The larger the
Suffice, the more powerful the gift, for instance,
if you give it a dvd, you got for Christmas five years ago and have never even taken out of its shrink wrath.
It'll give you were well worn copy of Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets that is missing its cover. But if you
in offering of your blood and fervent chanting the copy.
Of chamber of secrets it gives you will have an intact cover.
And finally, there
Monday night veil, cinemas will be hosting, is showing of that classic comedy caper the grief of the match I in which too
artists, run scams in order to get one another Christmas gifts only
bail that before she to stolen the money from the other end now
she would stand still and consider that while she had not moved at all
Francis Donaldson runs the Antique small in old town night bail long before
She took on that job, though she developed an interest in time as a child. She would
consider that while she had not moved at all in space, something had changed that
grown just slightly older, her
they're just slightly longer, and
without being able to see the movement at all? She
like to lie in bed and through her window watch, please pass very high in the sky. She liked
to think about where they had taken off and where they might land objects.
Fascinated her because
he too moved through time on a different.
The than her her bedroom,
more or less like it was now since before she was born and
well exist after she had died.
It wasn't even aware was
to move, and yet
it joined her in this matter.
Hurdle through time.
She found this terrifying
and she found this fascinating and she found
this delightful and she wanted it to stop and she hoped it never stop
and she felt all of these feelings equally and at once and without com,
what use was there in worrying if all of what she felt about time did not exactly at up she
it's too busy feeling it to consider what it meant, and so,
Of course, she began
fascinated with and these option
washed up from the crooked tides of time.
Ass, her allergy coach,
the night veil, high school football team go scorpions, and
was almost the entirety of his work. He thought
football when he woke up, he thought about
On the drive to work of course
He thought about it when he ran practices and had meetings with the assistant, coaches and
he thought about it at night when he ate
dinner's on his couch while watching football.
Made him happy and what makes a per
unhappy if it does upon another person and doesn't hard themselves is ok, even if it's not how anyone else would want to leave
But while it made him happy, Nasser was also aware that there is more than one kind of happiness and that perhaps
this happiness he found in a life endlessly thinking about football was
then the happiness he could find in a life with more things in this was
about fixing the problem. This was an attempt to improve on a good situation. This was
play for some sort of grace. Other people he knew could provide and help side perspective,
cops. Allow him to be less focused on his work and
the game he coached, and so
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There was no great epiphany for Francis that lead to her dating life
She been on the dating a void, scented. It become available and night bail and had gone
a few casual void dates,
let's not an important part of her life, because it didn't seem likely to ever led to anything more, but the occasional company was nice
a night, with some one and then back to her life as it was
It was a life. She liked
this way her dating was related to our obsession with time. Her bed was always.
The same bed
and sometimes there was
the person in it.
And mostly only her
floated upon that bed as it moved through time.
Passengers on and off, and she alone voyaging onward, and then
Nasser message to her on void and they started chatting for his part,
He was unsure of how to date
It having been some time since he had done so and certainly before dating happened, is a series of written communications rather than awkward interest.
So. He had message number of women in town who had seemed to him like someone he might want to spend more time with he did this with
expectation. He had few expectations
but did not involve football here.
Perform the actions that might lead to new outcomes for him and three,
The women had message back, he was.
After all, not a bad looking man handsome, even
It had been a long time since anyone had told him that, and so
it would not have occurred to him that he was handsome.
This in many ways made him even more handsome,
Frances and he agreed to meet for lunch near the high school. This was pushed
enough to her antique store that she could walk, and so the
thing didn't feel to either of them like much of a commitment of time. So he said,
once. They had sat down with their food, so she agreed
and for an awful moment it seemed did, would hang there and uncomfortable silence and a bad date best forgotten. But then he asked about antiques
because he himself had an interest in old football trophies and he agreed that might seem a bit weird, but the thing one,
that their designs were often fascinating. Never
been meant to stand up under scrutiny, crew
the carved players hands like dinner roles, feet disappearing into the base of the trophy
this turned into a discussion of all
the many old items that would never be valuable from the viewpoint of capitalism, but were more interesting than the ones that were valuable from
the conversation spread out into her fascination with time and then
I'm itself and there too,
EL and how it was hard, sometimes to remember that
themselves, we're adults
and in Nazareth case older than
his parents ever lived to be
on returning to work now
started the afternoon football practice as usual and, as usual, threw himself into the rhythm of drills spells encounter, spells that make up any football skirmish, but he found
the first time in his life, but he couldn't,
make himself fully folk
a part of him still thinking about the lunch about the way her hands had looked tapping on the table about the waste
about time as though we were not an implacable force, but in all
and fallible friend he had
continually draw himself back into practice. The play
where's wondered if he perhaps was sick,
Frances stood at the window for antiques shop watching the planes fly
a person entered the shop. She would acknowledge them vaguely with a nod and then
it's them, vaguely will not again when they left, but otherwise she
kept her eyes on the window, something
in your chest, felt tight,
but also less heavy. She was both
scared and happy
and she wasn't sure why she was either if those
when later they both messaged and decided to go on a second date and evening
it had nice restaurant something with a bit.
Commitment behind it night
rhythm connected it directly to the way they felt after their lunch together, but both
Them could not contain their impatience and messaged that very evening, both at exactly ten fifty two p m.
Let's have a look at that, whether we really do we think we can in this way we would say there was a second date that
She went with him back to his house, then a third date
They went to her house, then a few more dates were they sometimes went to one of their houses and sometimes just kissed wild.
The feeling of it out in the parking lot of whatever restaurant or bar. They had met at
before saying good night because they had to work in the morning and they
adults who sometimes had control with themselves. This was not one of those nights, though,
This was a night that she was in his bed and
he was asleep this
a little over a month after their first staked.
She lay sleeping happy. She want
the tv which was tending the darkness, a soft flickering blue,
an old episode of friends in which Joey roles limply and slowly over the course of twenty two minutes across the apartment. While out of focus in the background, Phoebe searches, desperately through every cabinet and streams,
said seen the episode too many times to laugh out loud at, but still it felt comforting to.
Like sitting in a room and she looked. The episode had become a play
she could go rather than a story to follow their was
Marshall Break and appear say from the secret police came on featuring the adorable cartoon spokes dog barks on we he capered about
pointing out all the different ways. One could break the law and night fail and get sentenced to a forever term in the abandoned mine, shaft outside of town. She found
of grinning at his bad ponds and the section about reporting on your neighbors trader,
activities can be rough, go fetch us their deepest secrets.
Said her name is cartoon
in my face turned directly to the screen and he said Frances.
She didn't know how to respond a common,
she had never spoken to her
and certainly it had never done what barks did next, which was to step out of the tv screen
a clumsy flopping movement and then sit up
a two dimensional flickering
Cartoon dog standing.
In the bedroom. Francis marks send
you weren't supposed to be here this,
should belong to you. He cocked his
They made it had the wall of Nazareth Apartment faintly visible through him as though
through heavy fog, as his head turned
its sagged in the direction of the ground.
Watching and distorting his cartoon puppy face until it was a series of drooping ovals when he spoke again his voice
sounded stretched to you.
We have to make this right Francis. He garbled you will have to.
This right. She screamed nothing happened. She screamed
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