• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 5b

    Constance paces back and forth, pausing only to stare at the array of screens and survey what’s going on while her attention is squandered here. It’s rare for any long-serving employee to betray the trust invested in them. Transgressions usually occur in the first three months, when either the novelty…

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  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 5a

    Constance leans against the edge of her desk, arms folded across her chest. She has been hostess a long time and remembers many eventful nights. Indeed, she remembers every night in vivid detail, once recalling them with condescension and judgement, then with amusement, and now with a wry disassociation. There…

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  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 4b

    Quinn and Holly sit shoulder to shoulder: Quinn is like an animal that has tensed, ready to spring away; Holly has drawn herself upright, wanting to look down upon and command the situation. Quinn marvels at how she can be unafraid given he thinks what they’re attempting is crazy. But…

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