"It was terrible. It was like a media frenzy."
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"Sometimes, son, the guilt inside builds up so much you have to vent the shame silo."
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"I'm inside the cake waiting to jump out."
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"It was Saturday night. The clock on my office wall showed the time to be eleven-forty-five. There are times when a private eye does not necessarily feel like being a private eye. This was one of those times. The elevator door down the hall clanked open with a clank familiar to anyone on the fourth floor who had had an office on the fourth floor for as long as I had had an office on the fourth floor. Footsteps came down the darkened hall and stopped outside my door. They were the footsteps of a
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"I though you said I should take the ball and slowly meander around with it."
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Miss Underhill's School Of Writing Sample Lesson
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"Candice, your eyes are like two crystal-blue pools of habitual judgment."
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