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I am an ingrate and a fool," I replied. "I misjudged you. Can you forgive me? " she said, as her lips stretched wide in a ghastly smile, revealing hideous fangs. I recoiled, in disbelief as well as horror. " I cried. " I gestured wildly toward the window. " "Ah yes," she said, admiring her lovely image in the window. "A vampire cannot be reflected," I pointed out. " "I have," I insisted. " She began to move closer to me. " "Silver," she crooned, slowly moving ever closer, "was the coinage paid to Judas for the betrayal of your Lord.

It was more in need of a cleaning than I was. The mirror had been shattered by somebody's fist and I saw myself in a dozen fragmented pieces. There I was a brown lump floating in the john. I didn't need to ask what that was. I flushed the john. Or tried to. It didn't work. Laid over everything was this sickly sweet smell from I this black-and-white air-freshener deal hanging off the edge I of a condom machine. The air freshener was in the shape of I a cute little skunk. I got to work. On the road this way—the last real job I'd 1 had was back in Cincinnati just before the '82 recession, when I'd been working construction—you learn how to sponge-bath yourself fast.

He is a lawyer. He can talk himself out of anything. He starts talking. The policemen listen. They listen as they finger the long rope, the thick noose. They listen as they go down to the patrol car. They listen as they escort him to the Mercedes. They marvel at the nut case—or perhaps it was a high school prankster—who planted the mannequin at an unusually busy section of the Interstate. The policemen shake his hand. Walter says good-bye. He watches as they carry Christine to the patrol car. He checks an impulse to wave.

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