The Singer File, coming soon from Fifth Planet Books. Copyright Jeff Suwak, Fifth Planet Books.

Part 16 is HERE

“Zady Magdalene,” he said. “What a perfect time to run into you.”

His embrace was stiffer than hers and stiffer than he’d have preferred it to be. It didn’t express the warmth he felt, but he’d never been any good at showing warmth, much less showing warmth in public places. Whenever he tried, his whole body seized up for reasons he couldn’t explain.