The Object Of His Affection
Francis W. Porretto
Copyright (C) 2010 by Francis W. Porretto
Cover art by Francis W. Porretto
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(Fantasy set in our time. The lure of magic is that it seems that it would make the acquisition of the things we desire much easier. But what if we have the cause-and-effect vector reversed? Where would the magical power generated by our desires go—and what would it do when it got there?)
Carl Harris stuck his clipboard under his right arm and shouldered open the door of the little storefront. The assortment of unrelated objects he'd seen through its grimy front windows told him nothing about what kind of business it was. He hadn't targeted this shop specifically. It wasn't on his rolls, and that was enough to warrant a look. When he let himself see and smell the place, he regretted his decision to enter.