By David Jauss
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Winner of the 2010 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. "Excellent and energetic. a pointy wit, the apt metaphor, the flip of word that pleases and surprises. "—Marge Piercy, contest pass judgement on "Bright, brassy, spunky, clever. inventive writing. . . . Quirky and choked with metaphoric twists that frequently startle. "—Michael Mirolla, contest pass judgement on "Smart, humorous, biting, and, primarily, touching.
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