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Written and narrated by Rob Dircks
The phone felt heavy in Mark’s hand. Laden with possibility. Packed with enough distractions to get him through the weekend at his in-laws’ lake house up in Fleming. It would provide his escape from their incessant growling at each other, and their insistence that everything’s just wonderful, despite the swarm of invisible daggers flying through the air at all times. He loved being with Kate, of course – they were literally still in their honeymoon phase – but her folks? They would require a shield.
So he loaded up a couple of audiobooks. Check. Confirmed that the cabin had wi-fi (unfortunately requiring a ten-minute conversation with his father-in-law Chuck). Check. And made sure he had his favorite games. Chec– wait. Hold on.
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Nice. It reminds me of that episode of Star Trek NG, but present time. It’s what I thought when people kept sending me requests to join Candy Crush.