It began innocently enough. She walked into a bookstore, a famous one…
It had seen a little THIS, it had seen a little THAT –
It could read between the lines – and so could she.
It all seemed a little predictable.
But then, probing further, she came upon the dark corner reserved for French language books. Things got – more interesting.
Around the next corner, things got – freaking Local.
She saw this –
and that –
she saw things she’d never seen before.
Breathing heavily, she found her way to the Staff Picks. She wasn’t quite ready. Until – she was.
She came away with this –
And this –
And also that –
She sucked down the second airport Jack, lit a cigarette, and walked back out into the world.
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