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Harry had taught her well. Any failings during the performance would be entirely her fault, but she wasn't worried.

Harry had taught her well.

She felt her hair drift about her head like a mermaids veil, her garments float on the current like a breeze, and the gaze of her lover as she fished for the key.

Harry had taught her well.

She'd concealed the key just as she'd concealed her knowledge of his affair. Not to be outdone, the student became the master of deception in the dangerous game. She hid her own liaisons with the same precision as she'd hidden the key.

The key would save her. She would find it any minute now, if only she could concentrate.

Harry's sinister smile was too distracting.


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ganymeder about 13 years ago

I think something was wrong with the page when I typed. I couldn't see the timer, and it looks like the initial page text appears along with my story. I stopped on my own because it felt like about six minutes...

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Author Catherine Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and two ferocious puppies in the Wilds of Ohio while writing short stories, editing her novel, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in Flash Me magazine, Metro Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One‘ and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume Two‘ anthologies.

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