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"Yeah, they don' make 'em like they used to. I guess that's your fault!" she said as she winked at me.

I smiled, "Well, the first rule in show biz is 'give 'em what they want.'"

"I reckon," she said as she wiped a filthy towel across the counter.

"So, Mo, what do you know about the house just outside of town," I asked her as I munched on my burger.

"Why d'ya wanna know?" she asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Because I just bought the place," I said, popping a fry in my mouth.

Her face became an ashen canvas.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Not sure which is more scary, the horror movies, the murders or the standards of hygiene at Mo’s! 😱

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    And he ate there!

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Great last line :)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Thanks, Drew. I liked that line too.

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