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The Apartment #138


In this nondescript part of this nondescript city time passes according to the perceptions of those who live here.
Passes quickly for the man who almost falls out of the taxi in his haste to get to a job interview. He's late for his interview; but the interviews are running late, so in truth he is early, but he does not know that.
Passes slowly for the lover awaiting his love. It will speed up soon, too soon, all too quickly, when his lover's husband approaches.
And in Daniel Ryland's apartment, time waits.
For Tracey and Rick.
And for Timmy.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    I love the way the last 4, even 5 lines look on the page. It looks dramatic and predictive (if that makes sense.)

    Now I have finished teaching the course that has taken my attention and taken me out of action, Drew, I can re-start The Apartment from where I left off. You might get a lorra, lorra comments over the next few weeks!

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Yes, I understand what you mean, Nev, I think especially at the closing of a story or chapter the visuals can be pretty effective.
    I look forward to your comments mate, I just hope you enjoy it :)

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