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The Tailors THEY CALL US THAT because we specialize in making alterations. Only a few hundred people know about our time machine. And of them, most buy the cover story—that it doesn’t function. It functions exceptionally well, since the rebuild after we lost agents into the inter-difference field. Runs like a top. The main constraint—it’s almost literally fueled by dollar bills. Pricey. When someone new finds out about the Tailor Project, they invariably ask: “If this time machine works, and if you sent Tailors back in time to prevent the Holocaust, why was there an Adolf Hitler and the six or more million who perished?” Fair question. Bear with me. It’s hard to imagine how bad that thing that didn’t happen could’ve been. The magnitude of the alternative string. It can be so bad you would wish for your ignorance back. Our Tailors answer, “Have you heard of Gunther Gruber? Is that a household name in this string?” No one has heard of Gruber, of course. Still, some Tailors are pushy, they press the question further. “Gunther Gruber, the Butcher of Paris? Gruber who killed 70 million people with his Rbombs?” You don’t want to know what that R-bomb can do. Jesus. The reason no one can think of that guy or that horrific loss of life isn’t the proliferation of crappy schools/dumbing down of the populace. 189

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The Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019 issue spotlights superb poetry and prose by brilliant contributors from around the globe. Enjoy 2...

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The Mojave River Review spring/summer 2019 issue spotlights superb poetry and prose by brilliant contributors from around the globe. Enjoy 2...

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