by Michael Crane
© Copyright 2010 by Michael Crane
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This is a work of fiction. Names and places are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.
The gig I had at the bookstore was pretty sweet, I won’t lie. I had finally found a job where I wasn’t constantly watching the clock minute after minute, wondering when quitting time would arrive. Yes, there were customers who were a pain in the ass to deal with sometimes, but being surrounded by great heroes of literature like Hemingway, Yates, Steinbeck, Bukowski, Vonnegut and so on really made everything else bearable to me. While it was true that many of the greats had long since passed on, their spirits still remained and their stories lived on. There was something undeniably soothing about that, and I could really care less if anybody understands that or not.