• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 3c

    Teo leaves the gaming room and performs a patrol, which he does every forty-five minutes, unless he’s otherwise occupied with Constance. It’s rare that there’s trouble, but he feels the potential simmers here greater than anywhere else he’s worked. It’s in the gaming rooms, the way people compete, and the…

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  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 3b

    Holly and Amber push their way through countless bodies generating an effluvia of perfumes and colognes, sweat, and alcohol. A young lothario leers at Holly. ‘Dance, baby?’ he asks and swivels his hips. ‘Maybe later,’ Holly tells him. ‘How much later?’ ‘Never.’ Holly grabs Amber’s hand and forages on. The…

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  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 3a

    Flavia hurries from the upper floor and down to the bar. Edan LeBeau is just leaving. She pursues him, silently rehearsing how she’ll introduce herself. In her mind, she sounds glib and confident. She would be with anybody else. But with Edan LeBeau, Flavia knows rehearsal won’t necessarily reconcile with…

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