nano excerpt

Though granted, it’s a rather small one.

Chapter Two
In which illegal activities are pursued with the very best intentions.

Maxwell Gallows was in the habit of seeing people with labels above their heads.

His butcher and grocer at home, for instance, had had the label ‘food source’ hovering over them. His wife had had several labels before she’d died, including, ‘bed companion’, ‘house cleaner’, and ‘constant source of irritation’. Uriel had been given the high honor of ‘living calculator/ongoing experiment/baggage service’.

Miss Soarin’s title was still pending, but as present Maxwell had given her the tentative title of ‘Map*’, beneath which the footnote read, “* Violent – Not to be touched.”


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