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Thursday, August 9, 2012

What did you say?

Excerpt from Chapter 29 - A Bridge to Treachery

Lou did a double take and said:  “Are you crazy or just completely friggin’ nuts?”

“You don’t have to be so sarcastic,” Sydney said.

“Here on the rocks? With you?”

“Excuse me. It was just an impulse. Ill-timed, it seems.”

“Timing has nothing to do with it.”


“You’re feeling doomed.”

“And that was my last wish? Fuck you. I just go with my impulses.”

“I’m capable of a lot: lying, walking out, frittering away the most important things—but there’s a limit, even for me.

“And I’m where you draw the line.”

“You said it.”

“You’re not all that much yourself.”

“Should have been flattered, huh?”

“You said that.” Lou stood, walked away briefly, and then came back. “It’s the principle.”

“And, like, I wouldn’t know anything about that. Right?”

“Well, I don’t know, but I wouldn’t have put principle on your top ten list.”

“A lot you know.”

“Let’s just drop it. I’m simply saying....”

“I’m a slut.”

“I’m saying we’re miles apart when it comes to this.”

“If I’m a slut, you’re a hypocrite, and I’d rather be me.”


“You probably had the impulse too, but you’re too tight-assed to put it to words.”

“Now who’s flattering herself?”

“It’s not a crime to say what’s on your mind. I believe in that! I’d rather be authentic than anything else.”

“Good for you.”

“Good for me.”

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Bridge-To-Treachery-ebook/dp/B0051GXD2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1341289329&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Bridge+to+Treachery

Crane, Larry (2011-05-17). A Bridge To Treachery
Brighton Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

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