Published by Les Broad at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Les Broad
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1. In The Beginning...
“Most people think this is the most boring job imaginable, and I can understand why they might think that.” George Clayton sidled into the roomful of computer hardware with a slightly younger man trying to pay attention. George sidled everywhere, always giving the impression that he was trying to insinuate his lanky, long haired frame into a room without anyone noticing.
“This, by the way,” he said to his companion, “is Susan Mercer, who works with me here. Susan, note, never Sue or Susy.”
Susan turned away from her screen and looked up at George, slightly disapprovingly, saying a grudging hello. She paid no more attention to either George or his fellow but returned to her study of the almost entirely black screen.