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The Eternal Night #72

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We got to the door of The Chuck Wagon, Aspen's premiere steakhouse, at least according to the hotel clerk.

We got a table, ordered and was eventually sitting there eating our steaks. Mine was the way I liked it, just south of burnt, while Mason's looked like it should still be mooing when he stuck his fork into it. It was practically swimming in a plate full of blood. I didn't see how anyone could eat a steak like that.

The conversation was question after question about being a detective. At least Mason was using his time with me wisely...

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    Christopher 9 days ago

    Sorry that the pace of this is so slow. Jake's usually been punched and shot at by now but the way this one is set up is a little different than usual.

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    Neville Hunt 8 days ago

    Well Jake, I must be the ‘anyone’ that likes his steaks the Mason way... ‘bleu’ as they say in France.
    No worries about pace... sometimes you have to take it easy with The action in order to move the story forward.
    Totally unrelated to this, I was just sent a link to a wonderful bit of storytelling, told superbly by the author. It’s called ‘No breathing in class’ by Michael Rosen. It’s on YouTube and is only two or three minutes long but is hilarious. I can’t put a link in the comment box here, but the title and his name should throw it up, unless it’s not available in the US for some reason.

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    Christopher 8 days ago

    I'll look into it.

    I used to know people that ate their steaks like that and I'd sit across the table from them trying not to barf! But, to each his own.

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    Christopher 8 days ago

    I looked that up. He's pretty funny!

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    Neville Hunt 8 days ago

    He really engages the kids and with those spooky eyes he’s a real winner. He’s quite a character over here. In that particular breathing rendition he uses great storytelling techniques like the rule of three to great effect.

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