Published by Penny Brandon at Smashwords
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Mike’s footsteps slowed as the sharp, distinctive sound of the jackhammer just ahead had his stomach giving a little flip and his thoughts turning to mush. He’d thought they’d be gone by now, had almost wished they had, but as he turned the corner and the clamoring became louder, Mike realized that his wish was not going to be granted.
Almost at a standstill, Mike forced himself to move. He didn’t want to be caught staring again, but each time he passed this part of George Street and saw the man handling that formidable piece of equipment he couldn’t help but become absorbed by both man and machine.