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Toil, Hamar, Trouble

How Goes the World

How goes the world, sir, now?
—Macbeth II.iv

Even though short, it had been an intense day and I was exhausted. I stumbled into my apartment, stripped off my clothes and a moment before I went to sleep, followed Darlene’s advice and set an alarm. Two hours later it woke me as though I hadn’t slept at all.

I stepped into the shower and for good measure shaved again, though my beard can go two days without being noticed. I felt revived and set off at a brisk pace up the hill to The Faculty Lounge. I nearly tripped over the leash stretched across the sidewalk. The little shih tzu squeaked and as I came to a precarious stop it began to dance around me. Attached to the other end of the leash was a cute blonde in a yellow sweater and form emphasizing black leggings. Her high-heeled boots stopped just above the ankle and her smile lit up the block. …

Read all about Dag and Andi’s first kiss in Chapter 11 of For Toil and Trouble!

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