Chapter Two

Skates of Matter

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Each female detected Abe’s failure to conceal a jolt of alarm, but Ms. Olgivy, Stanley’s marital mistress, primly continued. “Gretty’s friend Jesse’s parents backed out of a promise to take her to the Black Lives Matter March.”

“Bleak lives splatter,” was glum Avram’s wary response.

Carol Ann sucked in her breath and held her tongue. Eyeing her, the girl, now minus the knapsack, pursed her lips to conceal a grin and then found herself examining closely her taut forearms.



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Each female detected Abe’s failure to conceal a jolt of alarm, but Ms. Olgivy, Stanley’s marital mistress, primly continued. “Gretty’s friend Jesse’s parents backed out of a promise to take her to the Black Lives Matter March.”

“Bleak lives splatter,” was glum Avram’s wary response.

Carol Ann sucked in her breath and held her tongue. Eyeing her, the girl, now minus the knapsack, pursed her lips to conceal a grin and then found herself examining closely her taut forearms.