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THE WAY OF ALL THINGS

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © 2012 by James Hampton

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THE WAY OF ALL THINGS


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Welcome,” the old man said, “to the end of the universe.”

The words made no sense to Jason Chandler. But asking for clarification from the one who had just spoken them—whoever he was—ranked low on the young man’s priority list right now. Infinitely more important was the condition of his wife, Maggie: she lay beside him on the cold slate gray floor of the vast, dark, and unfamiliar chamber in which they now found themselves. She was flat on her back, eyes stunned, jaw slack— but as soon as Jason put his hand on her arm she drew a deep breath; as if his touch alone were enough to bring back her sense of herself.

Jason,” she gasped when he touched her. “Jason, what happened?”

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