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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
This picks up from last week.
We both turned to look at James who handed her the newspaper he’d been reading while waiting for me, one finger pointing to the article he was bringing to her attention.
She took the paper from him, frowning as she saw the headline, her expression darkening as she read the article.
“It seems, Mr. McKelvy, that the decision is going to be made for you.” She handed me the paper and I got a sick feeling as I read the headline. My entire neighborhood was due to be torn down.
I opened my mouth to speak but closed it again. The only words I could think of were “Bloody Hell” and that wasn’t something to say in front of a lady, even if she hadn’t been my employer.