Dedicated to Woody,
who once was a Nike-Hercules Electronics Missile Mechanic,
and God alone knows why a nuclear incident didn’t happen.
Thanks to Palma Beckett, Jana DeLeon, Shelia Salinas,
and my two cats, Bug and Tokyo Rose, may they rest in peace.
Published by C.L. Bevill at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Caren L. Bevill
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