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The Naked Beat

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Rebecca and I sat there until quite late, listening to the poetry recitals and jazz music. I had a feeling that this Beatnik business was a fad, soon to be replaced by the next big thing, which suited me fine.

I took Rebecca home to her apartment, kissed her goodnight, then headed for home. I wanted to crash for a day or two before opening my new office.

I'd come full circle. I was back to being that which I thought I'd grown tired of. But it was who I was meant to be:

Jake Randolph, Private Investigator.

THE END.

7 comments add one below

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thanks to everyone who stuck around. I hope it didn't disappoint.

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    Thanks, Christopher. I really enjoyed the story; it was my pre-breakfast treat! You've nicely set things up for more sleazy tales of Jake Randolph, Private Investigator! Looking forward to them. You deserve a good holiday now!

    Thanks again. :-)

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thanks, Aspen and Neville. I appreciate you sticking with it.

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    Drew Martyn almost 3 years ago

    Christopher, if you'll excuse my language, that was fucking awesome!! Well paced, exciting, unexpected twists, it was a fantastic ride. Thoroughly enjoyed, pal, looking forward to more....

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thank you, Drew. I have another idea, but I'm going to think on it for a bit. Get my vacation out of the way and then take another look at it.

    I appreciate all the kind words, everyone.

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thank you, Robbin. I appreciate it.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Jamie. I'm glad to see that it's still being read. And that's indeed a compliment, because that's exactly how I try to write, as if it's almost a screenplay. I play it on a screen in my head as I'm writing. Thanks for putting the time in to read it.

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