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A Short Story

By Erik Svendsen

The characters and events portrayed in this book are a work of fiction. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

Copyright 2011-2012 by Erik Svendsen. All Rights Reserved.

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The alarm blared like a marching band at eight o’clock in the morning. Ian groggily slapped his hand on the clock until it stopped making noise.

“Too early,” he said as he pushed the sheets off his bed. He grabbed his phone on the nightstand and clicked the button. His familiar wallpaper featuring the Chicago Blackhawks stared back at him. No texts. No missed calls.

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