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Angels and Electrons: A Sub-Suburban Tale

Copyright 2012 Paul Hawkins - Smashwords Edition


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Dedication: To the memory of my father


Tell all the Truth but tell it slant

Emily Dickinson

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant---

Success in Cirrcuit lies

Too bright for our infirm Delight

The Truth's superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased

With explanation kind

The Truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind---


Author’s Note: I have consulted the characters’ own notes and recollections to tell this story to the best of my ability. It is not my fault that some of them are slightly addled. None of them set out to lie, I don’t think, but may do it subconsciously out of habit. That happens when people retell the past to themselves too many times until they can live with it. Special thanks to Rosalind Russell, who thoroughly interviewed the other participants in order to sift the truth from fiction and, in the process, now remembers events she never actually attended.

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