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On the dawn of March 16, 2021, a man by the name of Robert Aaron Long had reached the end of his rope. Quite frankly, it was looking to be quite an unfavorable, dare he say it, a particularly BAD day. If his forecast of the relative nature of the coming day were to be true, he supposed that he ought to make himself feel better in advance. After all, who wouldn’t seize upon the opportunity to ameliorate one’s predetermined sour disposition? Robert, ever the opportunist, certainly wouldn’t pass on a chance to mitigate his emotional roadblocks. A few hours…

Melinda Joseph

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