Quixote Ugly
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Chapter 17

By Marie Vibbert
Aug 21, 2020 · 1,630 words · 6 minutes

Pastoral scenes at Lagan Meadows as two calves lay in the autumnal sun while the adult cows craze amongst the vibrant autumn colours.

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge via Unsplash.

From the author: I am Scum

On the one hand, I was a rat. I'd abandoned my steadiest acquaintance of recent days. On the other hand, she really did need therapy, and it would be nice to have my life back again.

Wouldn't it?

I stood looking at Baby there in that clean, manicured cement driveway, and I knew I couldn’t just leave.

I ran back and rang the doorbell. Uncle Joe answered himself, and looked at me like he had the cops on speed dial and was waiting for an excuse to press it. I cleared my throat. “Yeah, uh … I’m...

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