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
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.