• 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 4d

    Constance’s intake of breath is a sharp hiss. She and Teo study the array of screens in her office, their attention fixed on the screen displaying what is designated Gaming Room 7: Patricia – in nothing but her tiny g-string – sinks ball after ball. The guys in the room…

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