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Of Courtyards and VinesThe courtyard seemed to echo, to mock, my every step. It was screaming, "Who are you to enter here, through my doors so grand; to walk so proudly upon my tiles untainted by men? Who are you to believe you are justified in any way; that your presence may not hold offense to me and all my glory?"
I tried to dismiss its spiteful taunting, but the humiliation was simply too much, coming from such a place meant for amusement. My gait was growing ever more hesitant and slow, my courage and pride faltering under the terrible judgment of stone.
I am no fool, reader, so I stopped.
Revising why I was there, I considered my surroundings. The vines were greedily embracing a statue ahead of me; it was as if they could not resist her coldness, such as it was their jewel. True, her face was fair and her body shapely, but time had eroded her most prominent features, although it could not bear to erase them completely. Upon her lips played a smile, mocking to some and inviting to all who wished
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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