The Angle

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Escape in the Wilderness

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"Out on her deck overlooking the wilderness, the mother was looking for her son. Her 13-year-old ran away again. She figured he was somewhere out in the back of their five acres, but she had no idea where. She clutched her whiskey glass and lit a cigarette. She screamed his name in a voice that sounded like she had a sore throat. She listened for a response as she finished her drink. In her Mrs. cleaver house dress and white ruffled apron, she thought to herself, boy is he going to get it."

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