Tarc was awake for a couple hours at the beginning and end of my shift, and those hours were longer than the ones I spent with my thoughts. He was chatty as a guiro-bug. He didn’t just talk, though. He asked questions. The more he asked, the more chary I got that he’d figure out what I was doing—that one of his marks was my little girl, and that I meant to stop him.

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Adam Heine is an American what makes his home in Thailand, where he and his lass take in kids with nowhere to go. “Pawn's Gambit” is his first published tale, and he's gully enough to hope someone will pick up his novel set in the same world. He gales about writing, drawing, and other dark over at http://adamheine.blogspot.com.

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