Copyright© 2012, SEQUOIA
Published by Living Books USA
Cover Image “Etude 13”
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Everyone has their favourite late night convenience store, whether it’s the Piggly-Wiggly, Sac ‘n Pac, or simply the local gas station. These places are notoriously staffed by insomniacs and zombies – at least my local store appears that way. But every time I go to my store in the wee small hours of the morning, there is always one particular man who simply cannot take his eyes off me. Granted, I sometimes go there dressed to kill, but still . . . he gawps at me and sometimes even follows me around, pretending to pack shelves or cleaning up.