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Maiden Voyage

By Stephen Dedman
Jan 28, 2021 · 4,045 words · 15 minutes

Morning Reading

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From the author: When a televangelist's gimmick threatens to backfire, he calls on an advertising man to come up with a bold new way to shear his flock.


MAIDEN VOYAGE

by Stephen Dedman

Okay, you can blame me for the Philadelphia Experiment, and a lot of other things besides, but not Creation Geography. That wasn't my idea, I try not to get mixed up with deities, and I hadn't even heard of that particular lunacy until the phone rang at an obscene hour one morning. My hand and my mouth answered it automatically: that's what I pay them for. "Deere."

"Before you hang up," said Kurtz, "sixty-six."

I opened my eyes, saw the clock, and didn't...

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