The Zodiac Bar and Grill

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Meet Bob Clayborn, a man whose dreams have long been trampled beneath the feet of his elephant-sized wife. Now the long-suffering husband of Clarisse Clayborn has learned the worst: his mother-in-law will soon be moving in with them. But wait! What’s that glow up ahead? Why, it’s the old Zodiac. Abandoned years ago, it’s lit up like a neon lollipop, and Clarisse is eager to join the fun.
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Words: 3,850
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452360980
About Helen Montgomery

Helen Lloyd Montgomery has been a writer since the third grade when she successfully negotiated a deal with her teacher to write stories using her weekly spelling words rather than write them out ten times each. She and her cat Turbo Tasha currently reside in Minnesota, where Helen is driven by the bitter winter weather to keep warm by exercising her fingers over a hot keyboard. She invites you to visit her website at http://www.hlmontgomery.com where you can find discount coupons for Skinwalker Moon, as well as a recipe for delightful little cookies you'll want to keep all for yourself.

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Review by: graveallure on June 19, 2011 :
I like the concept, but it did leave me with a need for more of the story. There is such a mystery surrounding the Zodiac, it would be great to expand and explore that. But as a short, the characters were vivid and it was fun to read about their brief experience with the bar and grill. This piece has a Stephen King feel to it.
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Review by: GraceKrispy on July 31, 2010 :
This is a great example of a classic short story. Although brief, it leads the reader to a fulfilling ending. Follow Bob as his domineering wife bulldozes her way to the unexpected.
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Review by: Deborah Krider on May 26, 2010 :
Written with an Outer Limits-like feel, this story is wonderfully strange. It's well written, and the characters are sharply defined. When I finished, I wanted to take Bob out for a drink . . . as long as it wouldn't be at the Zodiac. Fun story!
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