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AUGUST IN THE MIND


Nick Taddeo


Published by ActionTales.com, an imprint of Foremost Press

at Smashwords


Copyright 2002 Nick Taddeo


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ONE


Inner Drift


The work elevator jerked twice and then slowly lifted Tony upward through the steel and concrete skeleton of an unfinished building. Through the grille each floor sliced downward across his view. At the twenty-second story, the iron cage chattered to an abrupt stop. Tony stepped off the elevator onto a steel beam. He could see far out into the early morning haze. Below loomed hazardous open spaces.

Before moving out he paused, wondering if he could still balance on narrow spans high above the earth. Not since his college days had he walked the steel girders of a building in progress. Knowing that too much thinking could trip him into disaster, he forced himself to concentrate on the job to be done.

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