Run For Your Life, a Love Story (YANAPOP) - Dark Fantasy by John Argo

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Run For Your Life, a Love Story

by John Argo


Wildest Ride You'll Ever Read—Don't Miss the Adrenalin Rocket Thrills



Part 4. San Diego Interlude

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YANAPOP: a wild & crazy dark SF and fantasy thriller John ArgoMartin Brown held a coffee cup in one hand and his cell phone in the other, as he sprawled on one of the big black leather easy chairs in his parentsí den. A news program ran on the big-screen TV, with the sound off and some story running about people harvesting oranges in Israel.

"Martin!" his mother called from the kitchen.

"Mom!" he bellowed, shaking the phone—which had stopped working.

"Do as your mother says," his dad chided from the distant home office, where he conducted semi-retired real estate banking.

"Loser!" Debbie chimed in from outside. Martinís younger sister, an attractive brunette presently wearing a pink bikini, sat by the backyard pool, tanning herself on a lawnchair.

Martin held the phone in both hands, close to his mouth as if to eat it, and said, "I canít stay here anymore. They are driving me insane."

"Martin!" his mother called. "Can you move the car and get the groceries out of the back before the ice cream melts? All you do is sit and watch TV all day."

"Iím recovering from final exams!" Martin cried while raising his face and both arms to the ceiling.

No need to dwell on the scene. Day by day, the drama played out thus.

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Thank you for reading the first half (free, what I call the Bookstore Metaphor). If you love it, you can (easily and safely at Amazon) buy the whole e-book for the painless price of a cup of coffee—also known as Read-a-Latte (hours of reading enjoyment; the coffee is gone in minutes, but the book stays with you forever). You can also get those many hours of happy reading from the print edition for the price of a sandwich (no, I don't have a metaphor for that, like a 'sandwich metaphor?'). To help the author, please recommend this book your friends, and also post a favorable (five star!) review at Amazon, Good Reads, and similar online reader resources. Thank you (JTC).

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