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Paige

She’s pleasantly hungry and the colored lights are like flavors. Apple green, ice blue, a streetlight turns Andra orange. Kenny has the camcorder again, but Paige doesn’t mind this time. Hayden touched her hand, opening the car door. She’s sure he’ll do it again. She hopes.

Paige decides to turn a cartwheel. Kenny hands off the camera and just falls down. After that everything anyone says is a laugh, and they end up in the lawn of Tales Told Coffee. Someone’s playing inside, and Paige lets herself think quietly at last, about what Spanish guitar can do for a summer night.

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