Atlas and Alice - Issue 7

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Atlas & Alice | Issue 7, Summer/Fall 2016

Whodunit House Two are striking: grandfather and mantel. The old clock rectifies the new clock’s brain. They’ll be bashing it out if we don’t intervene. We are the constable. Take out your notebook. Under this shade is a lamp with a switch: three clicks for full brightness. Find out where it’s going. Two fans: ceiling AND oscillating, both of them running. Which one blows back the featureless curtain? Where do the air currents go when they meet? It may be the suspect stood by the window and saw someone else in the vestibule’s mirror. You can check out the story by standing there too. The mirror is blotchy where they touched up the silver. You’ll notice the matte patch absorbing the glow. What do you think the matte patch is hiding? What do you think of the lamp? Is it a clue?

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