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The Bomb-Thing

By KJ Kabza
Mar 20, 2019 · 6,026 words · 22 minutes

From the author: When Mason, a janitor at a university, flirts his way into convincing an attractive stranger to meet him and his best friend Blaine for an after-hours tour of the physics building, Blaine understands his role: he’s strictly there to help Mason score. But when arrogant Mason tries to impress his date by operating a dangerous experimental device he doesn’t understand, Blaine must deal with the fallout and confront a much bigger problem than playing wingman.

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Mason is my best friend. He's about 5'10" and 185 lbs., and with the buzz cut and the scar by his eye from that fight in junior year, he looks like a real asshole. And he is, sometimes. But then he smiles, and his whole face lights up, and you feel like everything in the world is gonna be okay. One look at that smile and you'd follow him anywhere.

And I have, too.

But I'm not gay, or anything.

Mason works at the university. He's a janitor, but he's like the janitor in that movie who secretly...

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