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The Night’s Legacy

By P.T. Dilloway

Copyright 2012 P.T. Dilloway

Published by Planet 99 Publishing at Smashwords

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Chapter 1

She liked working the graveyard shift the best. The other girls hated the lack of tips, but she preferred the quiet of the diner after midnight. Except for the occasional trucker coming in for coffee, pie, and scrambled eggs she had the place to herself most of the night. She spent that time sitting at the counter with a book, a new one every night. On a really slow night she could finish two books.

She was halfway through an analysis of mythic symbolism in hieroglyphics of the Old Kingdom when her first two customers came in. From their baggy pants and lack of beer guts she knew they weren’t truckers. From the way they staggered over to a booth and practically fell into it, giggling all the while, she knew they were college kids trying to sober up. She’d seen their kind often enough at Northwestern, Cornell, Michigan, Brown, and even Renaissance City Community College to recognize them.

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