Tag Archives: Retirement

The Tradeoff

The trio shuffled towards the boat. At their advanced age they proceeded slowly. “It’s a shame Human bodies wear out so quickly,” said Bernice. “True,” said Wade. “But we saw so much. The Pyramids, The Afghan markets.” “The living bridges … Continue reading

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The Spy Hotel

Marcus Poole hoped to retire anonymously. A former CIA agent who knew too much, he slipped away. He hoped to hide within the tiny Pacific island’s single hotel. He sat drinking at the little bar beside the dining patio. “CIA?” … Continue reading

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The Difficult Retirement

The fire trucks arrived quickly. They knew the address well. As usual, the fire was localized and the team put the flames out quickly. Fire Chief Walton was still unhappy. He stomped up the stairs to Apartment 17. Johnny answered … Continue reading

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