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YEAR OF THE RAM CONTEST

Altered DNA

Published by JIM HARSTAD | Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:06 PM


June entry for The Great Year of the Ram writing contest.


"Nancy C. had flaming orange hair, laughing blue eyes, and a blood-red
mouth. And a most lovely set of hostages to fortune, begging for
release. If only.

"But by the time I got the hooks undone and the straps loose, Frank D.
and Solveig M. were halfway down the stairs, heading toward the couch
where we lay incumbent. So nothing happened that time, I met your mom
a day later, and there was no next time with Nancy C.

"If things had gone otherwise, there might not have been a you."

"How about a me with orange hair?"

"You think?"



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