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The incest miasma overhung my life.

by HankHollensbe on April 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Adjusted from seven words to six, it's the first line of my novel under construction. The tale is the history of two feuding families united by an accidental - or maybe not accidental - incestuous event.


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