The Alexandria Project, Chap. 5: So how do ya like them iBalls?
Feb 17, 2010, 06:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Frank fidgeted by the cheese and crackers, looking helplessly
for his daughter Marla in the crowd. He hated social events with a
passion, and especially having to speak to people he didn't know.
He was sure that every phrase that came out of his mouth came
across as a non sequitur.
"But fair was fair. Marla had kept him company at the Library of
Congress holiday party the weekend before, and this Wednesday it
was his turn. Marla was finishing up an internship with a local
high tech company, and at the last minute, her date had come down
with the flu.
""Please, Dad," she'd said over the phone, "There's this guy at
work that's been hitting on me all week. It'll do you good to get
out of your crummy apartment, and how can you turn down a request
to protect your little girl?"