Broken Heart Shaped Box

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Max noodles on his guitar. He plays slowly, in a minor key. Both are unusual for him.

I sit down and give him a look. “What’s goin’ on?”

He says, “Pandora left hope in the box, right?”

“Far as I know, yeah. Why?”

“Was that kindness or a cruel joke?”


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