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seem phased at all. Maybe she’ll be able to help me make sense of it. “She kept calling me Cash. Does that name mean anything to you?” Her smile drops instantly and she turns away from me. “They told us this wouldn’t ever happen. You’re not supposed to know about this. How did this happen? Why does this keep happening?” Now she’s making less sense than my past two days put together. She seems panicked and genuinely scared. Which, in turn, makes me scared. She knows something alright. My wife knows something and isn’t telling me about it. “Iris, what is going on? Yesterday, I wake up in front of a house I’ve never seen and have the key in my pocket. Last night, I wake up next to a pregnant woman who seemed to know who I was at first, but then acted like I was a complete stranger. Now, I’m with you and I can’t even remember how I got here. I’m really starting to freak out here. I need someone to start giving me answers.” She looks up at me and her face is flushed. Her rosy cheeks match the color of her lips, and as mad as I am right now, I can’t help but be reminded at how seeing her face makes every part of me ache. “I know,” she finally says to me. “I know about it all.” There’s that damn truck again, hitting me like a crash-test dummy. “What do you mean you know? What do you know?” “Ingrid should have called me. Any deviation, any hiccup, we’re supposed to let each other and Dr. Guise know immediately.” “Hiccup?” “Rob, honey, listen. I don’t know that I’m supposed to tell you this. Maybe you should go see Dr. Guise. Or your mother. Maybe she should tell you. She told me, after all.” “My mother? What are you talking about? How do you know Ingrid? Jesus. I just want some fucking answers.” I drop my head in my hands as I try to focus my thoughts. Note to Page 28 | The Paragon Journal

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The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

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