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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(A Modern Day Western)

M. Stanley Bubien

"I'm enlightened," I state unequivocally to no-one, avoiding a glance. "I did my part for the Indians'---er... ahem... Native Americans'---independence. After all, I voted for their Casinos!"

My focus wanders from the freeway ahead, and, to compensate, I depress the accelerator. I fly past the three-fold billboards vying for my attention, but not before catching their united inscription: "Loosest Slots in California."

Copyright ©2001 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.

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July, 2001
Issue #63

64 Words