Doin' The Mess Around

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    She stood in the middle of the room. Sugar dissolving in her mouth.
    It crunched when she chewed at it.
    She was nervous that this wouldn't work.
    If it didn't, she would hate herself from the disappointment.

    Michael held herself very still and concentrated with all of her might.
    She could feel the sugar begin to disintegrate as she clutched it with her tiny, sweaty, palm
     
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    Michael's hand began to numb from squeezing the cube so hard.
    She lifted her closed fist over her head and shook it a bit. She lowered her hand and opened it, knowing she was still holding the cube before she even saw it.
    She could feel the corners.

    She raised her arm again, shaking it harder, for a few more times, but she could still feel the sugar's points and was not surprised to reveal the crumbling prize once more.

    Michael took a few deep breaths and closed her eyes again.
     
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    My weed dealer refuses to talk over the phone. So we use an encrypted email.
    I shoot him a note asking him to come get me at this location. While I am at it, I send a note to my neighbor asking her to take my cat for a few days. She will hear from me soon, I promise.
     
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    Everyone treats this dealer like he is a God or something. Not because he is especially interesting or kind. But he commands our respect because he does a job none of the rest of us dare.
    This collective respect makes Jeremy act like a pious douche some days. But today I have never been more grateful for the sight of him.
    I jump up inside his diesel pick-up with a bit of effort. I don't complain though. I secretly enjoy being perched this high above the traffic. I feel like royalty, despite the poor shocks and joustiling
     
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    The four year old squeezed her shut eyes with effort, but she loosened her hold on the cube.
    She wanted it to remain in one piece for her effort.
    She raised her fist over her head shaking it wildly, for what seemed an eternity.
    She lowered her hand and unwound her fingers like Uncle had done at her party.

    Her palm was empty.
    All that remained were a few sparkles of sugar grain, clinging to her miniture digits.
     
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    Open-mouthed, Michael turned her hand over and scanned the floor and room looking for the lost cube.
    But she knew what she had done.
    She wondered what to do next.
    Michael was reluctant to try and retrieve the cube. Maybe she could save it in suspension, to show to someone else.
    She could pull it out of the air in front of witnesses.

    The sound of Michael's father getting out of bed startled her so much, that she instinctively swatted at the air and caught the cube.
    She popped it in her mouth before her father came in to start the coffee.
    She would get in trouble for stealing the sugar.
     
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    Michael's father smiled and tousled her hair a little as he greeted her a good morning.
    Afraid an answer would reveal the purloined sugar, his daughter smiled as she brushed by him.
    She turned the television on in the next room but it was too early for cartoons.
    She watched the test pattern instead, thoughtfully chewing the sugar, trying to make sense of what had just happened.
     
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    He was wearing a pair of dress pants when he came to town.
     
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    The thing is, it was summertime and the rest of us were wearing shorts, so he stood out.
     
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    Do you remember Selavka's? It was a store that catered to the mill workers for decent men's wear.
    Jeffery went into there after he took in the local culture. He picked out a really nice pair of pants. He handed them to the salesman and said he wanted them hemmed into shorts.
    He told the guy he would be back for them in an hour.
     
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