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Muirlette says: I liked how Zoe thought things out and executed the plan.
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Muirlette says: I liked the action-adventure in the club, I just wish I could've seen the explosion.
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Muirlette says: I liked the plan and the adventure. I like that they followed through.
The expanse of crust-covered white is endless. Light from the meagre moon casts a dull dark yellow splash of shadow across the landscape.
“I can’t do it,” Sonora says, her voice catching on the sadness of it, as if she is choking on the cheap brandy we used to drink in groundswells of fiery pleasure many years before.
She has fallen behind while I have plowed forward. I stop in the crippling frost of the three-foot snow pile, twist my trunk to look back. She is an ice statue, ten yards from me.
“You can,” I say. Quietly, I add. “You must.”
She has cast her eyes down as if to see her own exhaustion. She must feel it. I surely do. Hers and mine.
Days ago, the reverberations of revolution struck for the first time. I called her at the school. “Its starting. Looting and random killings in at least six cities on the East Coast. We have to move fast, darling.”
“I’m still teaching. I can’t desert them.”
“We’ve discussed this,” I remind her, firmly, harshly. “You agreed. Once it starts, we leave.”
She hesitates. Her loyalty to the children will be our undoing.
“I’ll be there in ten minutes. Don’t keep me waiting.”
She is waiting when I arrive.
We are both silent as we head north.
The radio reports that troops are turning citizens back.
We abandon the car, and continue the trek, in deep snow, to Canada and asylum.
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