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Probable Cause

By Stephen Dedman
Jun 3, 2019 · 1,742 words · 7 minutes

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From the author: A man picks up a hitchhiker on a dark desert highway, and tells her his story...


PROBABLE CAUSE

by Stephen Dedman

"Vegas," he told the hitch-hiker. "Most improbable city I know." He flipped a coin, a shiny new quarter, and caught it with the same hand. Tails. He returned it to his pocket. "Chances of it existing at all are about the same as dealing a royal flush, no wonder people go there expecting probability to be screwed. And look at what it did to Howard Hughes... Hey, did you ever hear that story about the guy who picks up a hitch-hiker and she just disappears from...

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