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Toil, Hamar, Trouble

Excite the Man

For their dear causes
Would to the bleeding and the grim alarm
Excite the mortified man.
—Macbeth V.ii

I hadn’t been to sleep yet when Andi called and asked if I was interested in a cup at the Analog. I glanced at the clock on my screen and realized it was after 8:00. After I said yes, I looked at the results of all my research during the night. What I had to report wasn’t happy, but neither did it explain why Melissa would suddenly up and run away without even telling her best friend. I met Andi at the foot of the back stairs in the alley and we walked down to the Analog Café. We’d done this dozens of times in the past, though usually not quite so early in the morning. And never before with her hand held in mine as we walked….

Read the whole chapter, including the cameo appearance by Studio East student Alex Nolan in chapter 22 of For Toil and Trouble.

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