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George says: Good strong tale. Curious about what happens next.
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
George says: Throwing the match for a snickers, that got me.
Mary Decker | @mishmhem
George says: That was one funny tale I thought it was a bank robbery had a smile when it was the smoke alarm.
“The clock is running out,” Beth said in a husky whisper, as if being quiet would keep the thing from going off.
“I know,” I answered, a bit more harshly then I’d intended. “Just let me think…”
She remained where she was, simply watching me. I don’t know which would have unnerved me more - her going to pieces as I studied the wiring or her sitting there, just… just watching.
At the time, just watching me was bad enough, but I don’t think I could have taken her losing it.
I could feel her breath catch as I ghosted my hands over the writing trying to figure out design and purpose for everything through osmosis. For future reference boys and girls… it doesn’t help.
I looked at the time and bit my lip. “Damned if I do, damned if I don’t,” I finally said as I picked up the dykes to skip the wire.
“Well, when you put it that way…”
Though her voice trembled I could see the humor in it. I hesitated a moment later and cut the blue wire. And then the red one…and the black one just to be sure.
A moment later the oven timer went off and she pulled the souffle from the oven.
This time the smoke detector did not go off.
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